Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration
By (author) David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
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Russian Orientalism by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Book DescriptionThe West has been accused of seeing the East in a hostile and deprecatory light, as the legacy of nineteenth-century European imperialism. In this highly original and controversial book, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye examines Russian thinking about the Orient before the Revolution of 1917. Exploring the writings, poetry, and art of representative individuals including Catherine the Great, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Borodin, and leading orientologists, Schimmelpenninck argues that the Russian Empire's bi-continental geography, its ambivalent relationship with the rest of Europe, and the complicated nature of its encounter with Asia have all resulted in a variegated and often surprisingly sympathetic understanding of the East among its people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300110630
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
Reforming the Tsar's Army, Paperback (March 2011)
This volume examines how Imperial Russia's armed forces sought to adapt to the challenges of modern warfare.
Toward the Rising Sun, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
What drove Russia to its disastrous war with Japan in 1904? This book attempts to find the answer in Russia's erratic and confused diplomacy. It explains how the key to understanding tsarist involvement in East Asia lies in the ideologies of the Russians who competed to impose their visions of imperial destiny on the East.
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Author Biography - David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye
David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye is professor of Russian history at Brock University in Ontario. He is the author of Toward the Rising Sun: Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan.
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