The Diplomat of Kashgar: The Life of Sir George Macartney - 18 January 1867-19 May 1945. Sir George Macartney was of mixed Scottish-Chinese parentage. Based in remote Kashgar on the famous Silk Road, he was caught up in the great 19th and early 20th century power-struggle between Britain, China and Russia over control of Central Asia in what came to be known as The Great Game. Here he met the scheming Russian Consul Nicolai Petrovsky who was to prove a cunning adversary in the political contest for control in this turbulent region. Macartney's dangerous encounter leading a mission to the Bolshevik revolutionaries in Tashkent made for a dramatic finale to his extraordinary career in a restive region now causing concern to the Chinese government.

The Diplomat of Kashgar

SKU: 057828
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  • ISBN

    9789888227624
  • Authors

    Mccarthy, James
  • Extent

    176
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2014
  • Publisher

    Proverse Hong Kong

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