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Articles by Nianshen Song

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Nianshen Song ( is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department, Vassar College. This article is based on a paper he presented at the conference “Developing Asia Pacific's Last Frontier: Fostering International Cooperation in the Development of Russia's Siberia and Far East,” held in Vladivostok, Russia, in 2015.