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“A Fierce and Brutal People”: On Islam and Muslims in Qing Law

Jonathan N. Lipman

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the shifting terms of legal description and classification employed by the Qing state, revealing the fluid nature of ethnic discourse and the conditions under which diverse ... More


A God Becomes an Ancestor: Post-Ming Legacies of the Military System

Michael Szonyi

in The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter talks about the garrisons after the fall of the Ming. Even after the Ming military institution no longer existed, it continued to matter to the people who had lived in it. Some refused ... More


The Emergence of a Foreign Policy: Wei Yuan and the Reinterpretation of lndia in Qing Strategic Thought, 1842–1860

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/9780804782241.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the reinterpretation of British India by Wei Yuan. Wei has developed a foreign policy that broke decisively with the geographic and geopolitical assumptions of a frontier ... More


The Business of “New Learning”

Fei-Hsien Wang

in Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691171821
eISBN:
9780691195414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171821.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates how the profound intellectual shift triggered a commodification of New Learning knowledge and the sudden popularization of banquan/copyright at the turn of the twentieth ... More


Opium and Modern Chinese State-Making

R Bin Wong

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0039
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Chinese state making and the impact of opium control on that process. It examines earlier efforts by the Qing state to control society in order to appreciate its impressive ... More


The Wages of Wanton Mixing: Violation and Gender Disorder

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

As they worked to carry out the dynasty's civilizing mission, officials contended not only with the fracturing of patriarchal authority but with what they perceived to be the widespread ignorance and ... More


Conclusion: Between Frontier Policy and Foreign Policy

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/9780804782241.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the balance between a frontier policy and foreign policy that was closely tied to the internal politics of the Qing empire. British victory in the Punjab reflected on several ... More


Opium and the State in Late-Qing Sichuan

Judith Wyman

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0042
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter highlights how successful representatives of the central government were in implementing the 1906 campaign in Sichuan. It notes that this was achieved despite the primary role which ... More


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