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Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Megan Bryson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book follows the transformations of the goddess Baijie, a deity worshiped in the Dali region of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to understand how local identities developed in a Chinese ... More


State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Shuang Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

The book explores the social economic processes of inequality produced by differential state entitlements. Drawing on uniquely rich source materials from central and local archives, the book provides ... More


Epilogue

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides an overview of the structural inequality created by the People’s Republic of China in the 1950s, especially that produced by the hukou household registration system. It shows ... More


A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Jonathan Schlesinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Based on three years of archival research, A World Trimmed with Fur uses Chinese, Manchu, Mongolian records to rethink China’s environmental history in the years 1760-1830, when a rush for natural ... More


Clearing Boundaries: The Founding of Shuangcheng Society

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

By examining the entire process of Shuangcheng settlement—from site selection, residence planning, settler recruitment, to final settlement—this chapter offers one of the first detailed studies of a ... More


Social Formation in the Early Republic

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

By examining a rent-resistance movement in Shuangcheng in the early Republic of China (1912-49), this chapter reveals that the tensions built into the unequal land entitlements in the Qing continued ... More


The View from Beijing

Jonathan Schlesinger

in A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

A momentous change occurred in eighteenth-century China: fur, together with other products that seemed both exotic and natural, became popular. What meaning did natural objects have in everyday life? ... More


The Mushroom Crisis

Jonathan Schlesinger

in A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799966
eISBN:
9781503600683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

As the pearl crisis raged, a rush for wild steppe mushroom moved to the center of the imperial agenda in Mongolia. Unheralded and forgotten, steppe mushrooms were big business in the Qing; by the ... More


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