Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1965. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Very Good/Fine. Blue cloth boards with bronze lettering to spine. Corners sharp. Light annotations in margins in pencil. Binding tight and square. 5 maps. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. 15 x 22 cm. 230 pp. / Good. Price clipped. Some discoloration to spine. Small red stain to front. A couple small tears along edges, repaired with book tape from inside. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #8240
The Ili Crisis provides historical perspective for understanding Sino-Russian tensions in the border areas. Dr. Hsu investigates the reasons for Russian occupation of Ili (Kuldja) in Sinkiang, in the light of the intensified Russian advance into Central Asia in the mid-19th century and traditional Anglo-Russian rivalry. He examines the historical, strategic, and emotions reasons for the Chinese determination to recover the area.