The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Peking During the Eighteenth Century

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This book is the first analytical treatment in any language of the "most durable 'sino-foreign' institution in modern Chinese history." It traces the beginnings of a Russian-Orthodox presence in Peking several decades back before the commonly held date of its origin. It also shows how the news of the plight of prisoners from the Russian fortress of Albazin (taken by the Ch'ing in 1685) was transmitted back to Russia, and how the indecisiveness of the official Russian response colored the entire subsequent history of the ...

The Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Peking During the Eighteenth Century 1976, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674781290

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