Member book, Sablin, Ivan, The Rise and Fall of Russia's Far Eastern Republic, 1905–1922: Nationalisms, Imperialisms, and Regionalisms in and after the Russian Empire

Routledge has recently published my book in which I continue to explore the connections between Asian (Inner and East Asian) and Russian history. In my new book, I trace the emergance of the Far Eastern Republic - a post-imperial state on the territory of the former Russian Empire which had the Russians, Koreans, Buryat-Mongols, Ukrainians, Tatars, and Jews as its constituent nations - in 1920-1921 and its unification with Soviet Russia a year later. 

Re: De Weerdt on Tackett, 'The Origins of the Chinese Nation: Song China and the Forging of an East Asian World Order'

Author’s response: I will take advantage of this “reply” box to respond to Professor De Weerdt’s many criticisms of my book, and also to contextualize some of my claims for non-China specialists. We can break down Professor De Weerdt’s critique into two fundamental issues: 1) did I provide enough evidence to demonstrate that a form of “nationalism” emerged in eleventh-century China? 2) did I correctly identify the causal mechanisms to explain the emergence of this Song Dynasty form of nationalism?

PUB: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

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UCL Press is delighted to announce a brand new open access book that may be of interest to list subscribers: The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857, edited by Margot Finn and Kate Smith. 

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