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“Deception begins with trade … ”

Vladimir Arsen’ev’s Economic Expertise and Challenges of Rationalizing Imperial Diversity in the Taiga

Aleksandr Turbin

'ev concluded that Chinese trade in the taiga was under the control of the “rich merchants of Vladivostok.” 34 In 1911, in his report to the governor general, Arsen'ev developed this idea, indicating that all Chinese activities in the taiga were controlled by

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Manly Merchants

Commerce, Mobility and Masculinity among Afghan Traders in Eurasia

Magnus Marsden

control their passions. In Javanese society, women are placed in control of the household finances and dominate trade across the region's market places and at a range of scales, from petty trader to wealthy merchant (1998: 30–31). Brenner suggests, however

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

suffering from tuberculosis, she decided to move to the province of Galicia, where she met her future husband, Elijahu Szweber, a member of the local Jewish Social Democratic Party. After World War I, she moved to Warsaw. 52 She became an active trade union

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Ryan Tucker Jones

the Russians, as they sold most of the whale products they did not use for subsistence (mostly baleen) to American traders in the North Pacific. This contraband trade, conducted mostly at Diomede Island in the Bering Strait, proved impossible for the

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Roads versus Rivers

Two Systems of Spatial Structuring in Northern Russia and Their Effects on Local Inhabitants

Kirill V. Istomin

“new means of transportation” were mentioned among the positive things the Soviet state brought to the native northerners. However, at least in Western Siberia, the older settlements—fishing villages along the rivers, trading posts, and also pre

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Svetlana Huusko

most valuable of the sable species, the dark Barguzin sable that ensured the continued importance of Siberia in the world fur market. By the end of the seventeenth century, in pursuit of the yasak tribute of furs and control over trade, Russian settlers

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Drawing Stereotypes

Europe and East Asia in Russian Political Caricature, 1900–1905

Zachary Hoffman

increase in foreign pressure on the declining Chinese Qing Dynasty. In the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Britain, and later, France, had defeated the Qing in a series of trade wars, forcing it to acknowledge European economic hegemony. 9

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Arsen’ev’s Lament

A Century of Change to Wildlife and Wild Places in Primorye, Russia

Jonathan C. Slaght

okhoty na tigrov [A half-century hunting tigers] (Vladivostok: Ussuri Publishers, 1990), 96–97. 14 Yankovskii, Polveka , 154. 15 Aleksandr Turbin, “‘Deception begins with trade … ’: Vladimir Arsen'ev's Economic Expertise and Challenges of

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“Maternal Impressions”

Disability Memoirs in Socialist Poland

Natalia Pamula

organization, Komitet obrony robotników (Workers’ defense committee). Solidarność (Solidarity), the workers’ trade union instrumental in taking down the entire socialist system in Poland, started in 1980, and in 1981 martial law 14 was introduced. Yet none of

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Sensory Perception of Rock Art in East Siberia and the Far East

Soviet Archeological “Discoveries” and Indigenous Evenkis

Donatas Brandišauskas

arrowheads, bullets, traps, fire tools) as well as valuable personal belongings or carved idols ( shenkens ) as well as pieces of food ( Figure 4 ). In the period of trade between China and Russia, such sites were also decorated with trading items such as