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Nianshen Song. Making Borders in Modern East Asia: Tumen River Demarcation, 1881-1919. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 318 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-17395-8.
Reviewed by Enze Han (University of Hong Kong) Published on H-Diplo (January, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)