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The Conquest Elite and the Imperial Lineage

Evelyn S. Rawski

in The Last Emperors: A Social History of Qing Imperial Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520212893
eISBN:
9780520926790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520212893.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the construction of the Qing conquest elite in the early seventeenth century out of multiethnic coalitions formed with Mongols, Manchus, and northeastern “transfrontiersmen.” ... More


Qing Imperial Women: Empresses, Concubines, and Aisin Gioro Daughters

Shuo Wang

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

During the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), when the Manchus ruled China, palace women played a significant role in maintaining Manchu ethnic identity and constructing a multiethnic empire. They can be ... More


A Trial of Treason: Aisin Gioro Xianyu and Identity Dilemma

Dan Shao

in Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and Manchuria, 1907-1985

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834456
eISBN:
9780824870263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834456.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter foregrounds individuals' experiences with community reconstruction and identity redefinition amid the borderland contestation over Manchuria. It examines how Aisin Gioro Xianyu, a Manchu ... More


Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Phyllis Birnbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Aisin Gioro Xianyu (1907–1948) was the fourteenth daughter of a Manchu prince and a legendary figure in China's bloody struggle with Japan. After the fall of the Manchu Qing dynasty in 1912, Xianyu's ... More


Born to Chaos

Phyllis Birnbaum

in Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152181
eISBN:
9780231526340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152181.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the tumultuous and enigmatic life of Kawashima Yoshiko, the cross-dressing Manchu princess who would turn into a Japanese spy and command her own army during the Japanese ... More


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