Black Dragon River
A Journey Down the Amur River at the Borderlands of EmpiresBook - 2015
"Black Dragon River is a personal journey down one of Asia's great rivers that reveals the region's essential history and culture. The world's ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads for the great empires of Asia, this area offers journalist Dominic Ziegler a lens with which to examine the societies at Europe's only borderland with east Asia. He follows a journey from the river's top to bottom, and weaves the history, ecology and peoples to show a region obsessed with the past--and to show how this region holds a key to the complex and critical relationship between Russia and China today,"--NoveList.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 
Characteristics: 357 pages : map ; 25 cm