Boundaries and Trade in the Early Modern World: Negotiations at Nerchinsk and Beijing

  title={Boundaries and Trade in the Early Modern World: Negotiations at Nerchinsk and Beijing},
  author={Peter C. Perdue},
  journal={Eighteenth-Century Studies},
  pages={341 - 356}
  • P. Perdue
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Eighteenth-Century Studies
In 1689, representatives of the Russian tsar and the Qing emperor met at the small garrison town of Nerchinsk in eastern Siberia to negotiate a treaty defining the borders of the two empires and future commercial and diplomatic relations between them. The treaty produced by these negotiations was the first one signed by the Qing empire with a Western nation. Just over one hundred years later, in 1793, Lord George Macartney arrived in Beijing to conduct negotiations for the British regarding… Expand
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