Dramatis Personae

European Russia

Li Shizhong (李世中) – Embassy secretary

Liu Jingren (劉鏡人) – Ambassador to Russia (September 1911 – February 1918), Representative to the Allied High Commission in Vladivostok (September 1918 – September 1919)

Liu Wen (劉雯) – Leader of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Russia (May 1917 – ?)

Liu Zerong (劉澤榮) – Leader of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Russia (May 1917 – December 1921). Also known by the alias Liu Shaozhou (刘绍周)

Zheng Yanxi (鄭延禧) – Embassy secretary

Zhu Shaoyang (朱紹陽) – Leader of the Association of Overseas Chinese in Russia (May 1917 – 1919), Consul in Irkutsk (June 1920 – May 1921)

In Siberia and the Russian Far East

Fan Qiguang (范其光) – Consul in Omsk (June 1919 – November 1919)

Guan Shangping (管尚平) – Consul in Chita (July 1919 – May 1921)

Ji Jing (嵇鏡) – Consul in Blagoveshchensk (July 1919 – ?)

Lu Shiyuan (陸是元) – Consul in Vladivostok (May 1914 – March 1918)

Quan Shi’en (權世恩) – Vice-consul in Khabarovsk (June 1919 – October 1921)

Shao Hengjun (邵恆浚) – Consul in Vladivostok (March 1918 – March 1921)

Wei Bo (魏渤) – Consul in Irkutsk (May 1918 – December 1919)

Zhang Wenhuan (張文煥) – Vice-consul in Nikolaevsk (November 1919 – October 1920)

On the Chinese Frontier

Bao Guiqing (鮑貴卿) – Military and civilian governor of Heilongjiang (July 1917 – July 1919), Military governor of Jilin (July 1919 – March 1924), Military and civilian governor of Jilin (September 1920 – May 1921)

Bi Guifang (畢桂芳) – Military and civilian governor of Heilongjiang (May 1916 – June 1917)

Guo Zongxi (郭宗熙) – Civilian governor of Jilin (November 1917 – October 1919), manager of the China Eastern Railway (December 1917 – August 1919)

D.L. Horvath – Russian manager of the China Eastern Railway (1902 – March 1920)

Li Jia’ao (李家鏊) – Binjiang circuit intendant (April 1918 – January 1919), Representative to the Allied High Commission in Vladivostok (September 1919 – May 1920)

Meng Enyuan (孟恩遠) – Military governor of Jilin (June 1913 – July 1919)

Sun Liechen (孫烈臣) – Military and civilian governor of Heilongjiang (July 1919 – March 1921)

Xu Nailin (徐鼐霖) – Civilian governor of Jilin (October 1919 – September 1920)

Yang Zengxin (楊增新) – Military and civilian governor of Xinjiang (May 1911 – July 1928)

Zhang Zuolin (張作霖) – Military and civilian governor of Fengtian (April 1916 – June 1928)

Beijing

Chen Lu (陳籙) – Deputy Foreign Minister (May 1918 – September 1920)

N.A. Kudashev – Russian ambassador to China (January 1916 – September 1920)

Lu Zhengxiang (陸征祥) – Foreign Minister (December 1917 – February 1920)

Yan Huiqing (顏惠慶) – Foreign Minister (August 1920 – July 1922)