Ed Pulford is a Cambridge-trained linguist and social anthropologist who has spent several years working, studying and travelling throughout China, the Russian Far East, the Koreas and Japan. He speaks Chinese and Russian, and currently works as a researcher at the Slavic-Eurasian Research Centre at Hokkaido University.
'As sparkling as it is informative, Ed Pulford's wonderful book shines a rare light on the borderlands of the Far East between Russia and China.' -- Peter Frankopan, author of 'The Silk Roads' 'A journey into the dizzying interaction between Russia and China--from street market traders to high politics--each illuminating the other. A must-read to understand and enjoy the dynamic between two vast powers.' -- Peter Pomerantsev, author of 'Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible'