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Author Mosca, Matthew W., author

Title From frontier policy to foreign policy : the question of India and the transformation of geopolitics in Qing China / Matthew W. Mosca
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 398 pages) : map
Summary Between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, Qing rulers, officials, and scholars fused diverse, fragmented perceptions of foreign territory into one integrated worldview. In the same period, a single 'foreign' policy emerged as an alternative to the many localized 'frontier' policies hitherto pursued on the coast, in Xinjiang, and in Tibet. By unravelling Chinese, Manchu, and British sources to reveal the information networks used by the Qing empire to gather intelligence about its emerging rival, British India, this book explores China's altered understanding of its place in a global context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Geography -- China -- History.
Geopolitics -- China -- History.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1644-1912.
China -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804785384
9780804785389 (ebook)