In The Kazakh Khanates between the Russian and Qing Empires Jin Noda portrays the structure of the foreign relations that existed between the Kazakh Chinggisid sultans and the Russian and Qing empires during the 18th and 19th centuries
In The Kazakh Khanates between the Russian and Qing Empires, Jin Noda examines the foreign relations of the Kazakh Chinggisid sultans and the Russian and Qing empires during the 18th and 19th centuries. Noda makes use of both Russian and Qing archival documents as well as local Islamic sources. Through analysis of each party's claims -mainly reflected in the Russian-Qing negotiations regarding Central Eurasia-, the book describes the role played by the Kazakh nomads in tying together the three regions of eastern Kazakh steppe, Western Siberia, and Xinjiang.
Table of contents:
Acknowledgements Notes on Transliteration and Sources Abbreviations List of Illustrations Preface: The Kazakh Khanates' Place within the Central Eurasian World The History of the Kazakh Steppe and the Kazakh Khanates Themes to Be Addressed Methodology and Significance Outline of Content Description of Historical Sources Part One: The 'Kazakh Khanates' and the History of the International Relations in Central Asia 1 Reexamining the Kazakh Khanates' 'Foreign Relations in the East' A History of Research Regarding the Kazakh Khanates A History of Research Regarding the Kazakh-Qing Connection Historical Relations between the Kazakh Steppe and Xinjiang: An analysis based on accounts in Tavarih-i Hamsa-yi Sarqi, written by the Tatar imam Qurban 'Ali 2 The Impact of Russian Advances into Central Asia on Kazakh-Russian Relations The Petition for Russian Subject Status and an Oath on the Quran The Kazakh Title of Khan Establishment of the 1822 Regulation within the Middle Juz Part Two: The Foundations of Kazakh-Qing Relations 3 The Problem of Kazakh Subjection and the Russian-Qing Relationship in Central Asia The Jungars and Central Asia within Russian-Qing Relations The Tosi Mission's Proposals (1731) and Russia-Qing Negotiations The Russian-Qing Negotiations of 1756-1758 Regarding Central Asia 4 The Differing Nature of the Three Kazakh Juz and the Three Bu (Sections) Mentioned in Qing Historical Sources Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Kazakh Social Structure as Described within Qing Historical Sources The Meaning of the Term Hasake within Qing Historical Records Relations between the three Kazakh Juz and the Qing Empire The Three Sections in the View of the Kazakhs 5 Titles of Kazakh Sultans Bestowed by the Qing Empire: The 1824 Case of Sultan Ghubaidulla Qing Titles for the Kazakhs Sultan Ghubaidulla and his Han Title Titles for Kazakhs Thereafter Part Three: Russo-Qing Relations and the Fate of the Kazakh Khanates 6 Kazakh Participation in the Russo-Chinese Trade of Central Asia The Kyakhta Trade and Russo-Qing Trade throughout Western Siberia Russian and Qing Trading Policies Intermediary Role of the Kazakhs in Russo-Qing Trade Changes in the Structure of Trade 7 The Transformation of the Russian-Qing Relationship and the Dissolution of the Kazakh Khanates Frontier Rule by the Two Empires: The Western Siberian Governor-General and the Ili Military Governor The Role of the Kazakh Steppe within Russian-Qing Relations The Sultans in Transition Friction Regarding the Annexation of the Great Juz and Establishment of the 1851 Treaty of Commerce between Russia and the Qing Dynasty Conclusion List of Chinese Characters Bibliography Index
Jin Noda, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Waseda Insitute for Advanced Study, Tokyo, Japan. He has published many works on the history of Central Eurasia, including A Collection of Documents from the Kazakh Sultans to the Qing Dynasty (2010).