Ed Pulford


Russia, China, and Journeys in Between



“Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between” by Ed Pulford explores the intricate relationship between these neighboring giants. Through captivating storytelling, Pulford uncovers the shared history, culture, and geopolitics that define the enigmatic borderlands, offering a unique perspective on this pivotal Eurasian space.

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“Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between” takes readers on a captivating exploration of the shared borderlands between Russia and China, delving deep into the complex and rich tapestry of history, culture, and geopolitics that have shaped this enigmatic region.

Written by acclaimed author and scholar Ed Pulford, this compelling book offers a unique perspective on the relationship between these two neighboring giants, unveiling the intricate interplay of similarities and divergences that define their coexistence. Drawing upon his extensive research and personal experiences, Pulford embarks on a thought-provoking journey that transcends boundaries and challenges conventional understandings of this pivotal Eurasian space.

From the windswept steppes of Mongolia to the vibrant border cities, remote villages, and stunning landscapes, “Mirrorlands” invites readers to traverse the physical and metaphorical borders that separate Russia and China. Pulford skillfully captures the pulse of the region, weaving together narratives of the people who call this land home, as well as the political, economic, and cultural forces that have molded their identities.

Through the lens of history, Pulford guides readers through the intricate relationship between Russia and China, from early encounters between the Russian Empire and the Qing Dynasty to the complexities of contemporary Sino-Russian relations. With a nuanced understanding of the geopolitical dynamics at play, Pulford explores the impact of border disputes, migration patterns, trade, and cultural exchange on the region’s development.

“Mirrorlands” is a testament to Pulford’s expertise and passion for the subject matter. His writing effortlessly captures the beauty, struggles, and contradictions of the borderlands, offering readers a vivid and engaging account of a little-known yet highly consequential part of the world. Whether it’s the echoes of shared historical legacies or the modern aspirations that shape the lives of people on both sides, Pulford’s astute observations provide valuable insights into the complexities of this multifaceted region.

Engaging, informative, and thought-provoking, “Mirrorlands: Russia, China, and Journeys in Between” is an essential read for anyone interested in the intersection of culture, history, and geopolitics. Pulford’s meticulous research, combined with his compelling storytelling, ensures that readers will come away with a deepened understanding of the connections that bind Russia and China, and the fascinating stories that unfold in their mirrorlands.

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Weight 0.612 g
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.8 cm