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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


The Manchu in the Mirror

Kevin Carrico

in Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295490
eISBN:
9780520967687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295490.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

“The Manchu in the Mirror” examines the extremely elaborate network of conspiracy theories promoted by Han Clothing Movement participants to explain the disillusionment of the present: the ... 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


Gold, Oil, and the Allure of Foreign Capital

Judd C. Kinzley (ed.)

in Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226492155
eISBN:
9780226492322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492322.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The consolidation of Russian control in Central Asia in the second half of the 19th century prompted a growing number of Russian explorers and geologists to enter Xinjiang. The discovery of gold in ... 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


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


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


The Ryukyu Kingdom: Cornerstone of East Asia

Mamoru Akamine

Robert Huey (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855178
eISBN:
9780824872953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855178.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This English translation of an Okinawan scholarly voice provides a compelling new picture of the role played by the Ryukyu Kingdom in pre-modern East Asia. Mamoru Akamine first examines the early ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


The Aftermath

Peter Schwieger

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes events following the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and the proclamation of the Republic of China in 1912. Although the thirteenth Dalai Lama attempted to rule Tibet on his own ... More


Instructing the People and Disseminating the Laws

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/9789888208951.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 discusses the Qing state’s attempts to prevent crime and maintain social order through the dissemination of law and moral suasion. For the state this meant that educating the people about ... More


The Qing Code and Special Judicial Legislation

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/9789888208951.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 10 begins the final section on state and local law enforcement with a discussion on the promulgation of several crucial Qing laws. Although officials and other observers throughout the ... More


Resources, Competition, and the Layers of the State

Judd C. Kinzley (ed.)

in Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226492155
eISBN:
9780226492322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492322.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introduction lays out the larger framework for the book. It argues for China's weak border policy in the late 19th and early 20th century and points to how that weakness allowed for various ... More


An Age of Mounting Disorder

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/9789888208951.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 contextualizes banditry and brotherhood activities in mid-Qing Guangdong with a discussion of geopolitical conditions, escalating ecological crises, and mounting large-scale social ... More


Prosecution and Punishment

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/9789888208951.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the final chapter, the author explores issues related to local vigilante justice as well as hearings and trials at the local level of government of those persons arrested for involvement in ... More


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