1887 ethnographic map of Asia
1887 ethnographic map of Asia - by Vinzenz Haardt
“There is a lot going on in NE Asia at this time.
Russia is settling the Amur Valley - they’ve only had fur trading posts in the East up until the late 19th c.
Largely in response to Russian annexation of Outer Manchuria, Japan decides to aggressively settle Hokkaido, most of which was either empty or settled only by Ainu before that.
In Inner Manchuria, the Manchurians are in the process of being Sinicized.