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Exotic Guangzhou

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the Qin dynasty, the city of Guangzhou had been a part of the civilized world of China. During the Tang dynasty, Arab traders coming along the sea route across the Indian Ocean and the China ... More


Guangzhou: Revenue-Intensive Prostitution Regulation

Elizabeth J. Remick

in Regulating Prostitution in China: Gender and Local Statebuilding, 1900-1937

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788366
eISBN:
9780804790833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788366.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Guangzhou officials just after the turn of the twentieth century made a crucial decision to tax prostitution in a way that very few other cities did: they instituted a business volume (i.e., ... More


British India and Qing Strategic thought in the Early Nineteenth Century

in From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782241
eISBN:
9780804785389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782241.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a discussion on British India and Qing strategic thought in the early nineteenth century. Indian merchants at Guangzhou did not increase official knowledge of growing British ... More


The Proliferation of Lineage Institutions

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

As life returned to normal in imperial China, the literati produced offspring who took imperial examinations while land reclamation on the sands continued in earnest. Ancestral halls were erected and ... More


A Note on Prosperity

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Pearl River Delta enjoyed prosperity during the last decades of the eighteenth century, in part due to the restriction of Western trade to Guangzhou by the 1750s. However, evidence about this ... More


Local Power in the Taiping Rebellion

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the 1850s, militia groups were organized on a grand scale in the Pearl River Delta, a reversal of the imperial policy that previously discouraged local militarization. The outbreak of the ... More


The Foreign Element in Pearl River Delta Society

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0021
Subject:
History, Asian History

Foreigners occupied a central place in the history of Guangzhou. In 1553, the Portuguese established their entrepôt at Macau on the Guangdong coast, bringing with them not only exotica and trade but ... More


Contradictions of the Nation-State:: The Backwardness of Lineages

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0022
Subject:
History, Asian History

When the balance of power shifted to local society following the rise of the militia movement and the rapid spread of firearms, the lineage was expected to enjoy unprecedented powers free from ... More


Confucian Incursions

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Under the Song dynasty, the city of Guangzhou underwent administrative changes. The extension of imperial law in the area during the period was not as obvious as in some other parts of China. The ... More


We and They

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In a battle that erupted in 1276, Xiong Fei, of Dongguan county, took his troops to relieve Guangzhou but was defeated and had to retreat. In Dongguan, he threatened that all who fled should return ... More


The Land

in Emperor and Ancestor: State and Lineage in South China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753180
eISBN:
9780804767934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Prior to the Song dynasty, most of what is now the Pearl River Delta used to be a submerged region. From the time of the Southern Song up to the twentieth century, agricultural land was gradually ... More


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