The author investigates how various themes, including mutual interaction, territory delimitation and key periods in Russian history are presented both in contemporary Chinese history textbooks for secondary schools and Russianist literature for wide readership that had been published in China during 1997-2008. The author emphasizes the peculiar perception of Russian history in China and considers it most important factor for creation the image of Russia in contemporary PRC.
Evgenii Anisimov is a famous historian and author of several monographs on Russian history. This book covers key events of Russian historical development from the first years of state up to the presidency of Dmitri Medvedev. The events are analyzed in the context of global history in order to compare Russian path to the history of other states.