Reading Years of Humiliation. Sino-Russian Border and China’s National Identity

Dominik Mierzejewski

Abstract


The article provides a perspective on Sino-Russia border issue in shaping China’s identity. In fact, after the collapse of the Soviet Union both sides tried to resolved the border issues. Although China and Russia reached the final agreement Chinese use the history of Sino-Russia relationship to shape national identity. In the historical education the government tries to assess the shortage of being a victim and acknowledge greatness in Chinese history like the Boxer Uprising. At the central level the Anti-Japanese War plays the most important role in shaping national-level identity, while the history of Sino-Russia border is rather linked to the area of North East of China.

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