Bamboo for longevity and peonies for rank
https://www.rp-net.ru/book/archival_materials/ivelskiy.php This is a very simply but vividly written memoir of a poor émigré's…
Victor Zatsepine, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930 (2018). A supremely lucid take on a rather complex…
Ronald Stanley Suleski, Daily Life for the Common People of China, 1850 to 1950: Understanding Chaoben Culture (Brill, 2018). 463 pages. Link.