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Author Antony, Robert J., author

Title Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China / Robert J. Antony
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Summary '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 was most prevalent in peripheral areas. Through extensive archival research, it reveals that this is because the local working poor had no other options to ensure their livelihood
Notes Previously issued in print: 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 27, 2017)
Subject Brigands and robbers -- China -- Guangdong Sheng -- History -- 18th century.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888390052 (ebook)