01 c11 Nanai_goldi Week I

01 c11 Nanai_goldi Week I - East Asian Studies 210 Notes:...

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Native Peoples of Russia's Maritime Province ©Edward J. Vajda Introduction: The Russian Far East The strip of Russian territory on the Pacific coast from the Amur delta south to the Korean border is called the Russian Far East (or the Maritime Province ). Like Kamchatka and the Chukchi Peninsula, the Maritime Province is not considered part of Siberia. For one thing, it has a warmer, wetter climate. And instead of the coniferous taiga, the well-watered land supports hardwood forest similar to those found in eastern China and the eastern United States. What is today Russia's Maritime Province was long under the influence of the rulers of China, and some of the native tribes paid tribute to the Chinese emperor before the area was ceded to Russia in 1860. Several native peoples--all related rather closely to the Ewenki in language and customs--lived in this area during the 17th century. Several of these still exist there as small but distinct ethnic groups: Nanai , Ulchi , Negidal , Oroch , Orok , and Udegei , all of which are closely related in language and culture (being Tungus-Manchu speaking invaders from the taiga and related to the Ewenki and Ewen peoples). The Nanai (Goldi)
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course ESPM C11 taught by Professor Hunt during the Spring '11 term at Berkeley.

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01 c11 Nanai_goldi Week I - East Asian Studies 210 Notes:...

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