This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth century, their changing relations in peace and war, in isolation, cooperation and confrontation have steadily assumed a greater importance in world politics and become increasingly important to the stability of international relations.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 4|8 pages

1689-1725: The impact of Peter the Great

chapter 5|12 pages

1725-1792: A chilly balance of power

chapter 9|16 pages

1917-1943: Soviet Russia and divided China

chapter 14|15 pages

Since 1978: Towards new balances of power