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The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Evelyn Rawski

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the north, held power for three centuries despite major cultural ... More


Qing Publishing in Non-Han Languages

Evelyn S. Rawski

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an account of the books written and published in non-Han languages in China during the Qing Dynasty. It describes the materials published in non-Chinese languages, and their ... More


Paper Money in Qing China: Exactly How Common and Reliable Was It by the Early Twentieth Century?

Niv Horesh

in Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Western sources by and large did not provide an incisive answer as to the question of precisely why government and privately-issued paper money went into decline in China through much of the late ... More


Unruly People: Crime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Robert J. Antony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208951
eISBN:
9789888390052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208951.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Unruly People shows that in mid-Qing Guangdong banditry occurred mainly in the densely populated core Canton delta where state power was strongest, challenging the conventional wisdom that banditry ... More


The Customs Service During the Self-Strengthening Movement, 1870–1895

Hans van de Ven

in Breaking with the Past: The Maritime Customs Service and the Global Origins of Modernity in China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231137386
eISBN:
9780231510523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231137386.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Self-Strengthening Movement began in the 1860s as a Qing effort to acquire the military means to resist European empires. This chapter considers aspects of the role of the Customs Service that ... More


Antiquarianism in an Age of Reform

Shana J. Brown

in Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the revival of antiquarianism during the age of reform under the Qing Dynasty. In the nineteenth century, jinshi entered a period of remarkable growth, with some 900 works ... More


Introduction

Robert J. Antony

in Unruly People: Crime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208951
eISBN:
9789888390052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208951.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The central concerns of this book are crime and law enforcement in Guangdong province in south China during the mid-Qing dynasty, roughly the years from 1760 to 1845. The author’s focus is on ... More


The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Peter Schwieger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism's trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the ... More


Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Patrick H. Hase

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Land was always at the centre of life in Hong Kong's rural New Territories: it sustained livelihoods and lineages and, for some, was a route to power. Villagers managed their land according to ... More


A Passion for Antiquity, in Two Dimensions and in Three

Shana J. Brown

in Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the use of jinshi by elite scholars to reengage with antiquity during the late Qing Dynasty. On a daily basis, the pastime entailed three activities that gave moments of ... More


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