The Power of Imagination: Whose Northeast and Whose Manchuria?
In the early twentieth century, Manchuria became what Owen Lattimore called a 'Cradle of Conflict' where Russia and Japan competed for supremacy in Northeast Asia. Russian and Japanese involvement in Mongolia and Manchuria, especially after the Russo-Japanese War, compelled Chinese authorities to certify that the Northeast (Dongbei), that is Manchuria, was an integral part of China. Japan, for its part, asserted the opposite and represented Manchuria as a territory separate from China in order...[Show more]
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