“Beautifully wri en and deeply researched, The Other Great Game is a work of great importance and powerful insight. This gripping history

offers a fresh interpretation of the age of empire at the turn of the

twentieth century and a clear-eyed view of its long shadow.”

—ANDREW GORDON, author of A Modern History of Japan

“A monumental

achievement. This is narrative historical writing

at its best.”


author of Korea’s Twentieth-Century Odyssey

“Essential for readers

of East Asian history and geopolitics alike.”

—RANA MITTER, author of China’s Good War

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