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Author Kimura, Hiroshi, 1936-2019.
Title Nichi-Ro kokkyō kōshōshi. English
The Kurillian knot : a history of Japanese-Russian border negotiations / Hiroshi Kimura ; translated by Mark Ealey.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2008]

Author Kimura, Hiroshi, 1936-2019.
Subject Japan -- Boundaries -- Russia (Federation) -- History.
Japan -- Boundaries -- Soviet Union -- History.
Japan -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Kuril Islands (Russia) -- International status -- History.
Russia (Federation) -- Boundaries -- Japan -- History.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Japan.
Soviet Union -- Boundaries -- Japan -- History.
Alt Name Ealey, Mark.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 260 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Originally published in Japanese under the title: Nichi-Ro kokkyō kōshōshi, 1993.
Published in Russian under the title: Kurilʹskai︠a︡ problema, 1996.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Waking up to the concept of national borders -- Black ship from the North -- Territorial demarcation by force -- Toward normalization of relations -- Years of the aging Soviet leaders -- The Gorbachev years -- The Yeltsin years -- The Putin years.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Summary This book provides an answer to the mystery of why no peace treaty has yet been signed between Japan and Russia after more than sixty years since the end of World War Two. The author, a leading authority on Japanese-Russian diplomatic history, was trained at the Russian Institute of Columbia University. This volume contributes to our understanding of not only the intricacies of bilateral relations between Moscow and Tokyo, but, more generally, of Russia's and Japan's modes of foreign policy formation. The author also discusses the U.S. factor, which helped make Russia and Japan distant neighbors, and the threat from China, which might help these countries come closer in the near future. It would be hardly possible to discuss the future prospects of Northeast Asia without having first read this book.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
ISBN 9780804786829 (electronic bk.)
0804786828 (electronic bk.)
9780804758352 (alk. paper)
0804758352 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 820852964
Additional Format Print version: Kimura, Hiroshi, 1936- Nichi-Ro kokkyō kōshōshi. English. Kurillian knot. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2008001982

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