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Author Po, Ronald C., author

Title The blue frontier : maritime vision and power in the Qing Empire / Ronald C. Po
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : maps
Series Cambridge oceanic histories
Cambridge oceanic histories.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of the Emperors of the Qing Dynasty, 1644-1912; Introduction; Standing in the Shadow of the Nineteenth Century; Historical Connections and Continuity; Sea Power versus Land Power; Maritime Consciousness; Contextualizing the Maritime Frontier; The Blue Frontier and the East Asian Sea; Chapter Précis; 1 Setting the Scene; Introduction; Geography and Ecology; Climatology; Concluding Remarks; 2 Modeling the Sea; Introduction; The Classical Tradition
Appendix 3 Glossary of Chinese CharactersBibliography; Primary Sources; Secondary Sources; Books; Articles and Chapters in Books; Unpublished Materials; Index
Customs Offices in the Yongzheng EraCustoms Offices in the Qianlong Era; Concluding Remarks; 5 Writing the Waves; Introduction; The Chinese Geographical Tradition and the Conception of Tianxia; Eighteenth-Century Maritime Writings; The Yanhai Quantu; The Haidao Yizhi; The Hailu; Illustrating Maritime Countries (Haiguo); From Nanyang to Europe; Concluding Remarks; Conclusion; Appendix 1 ''Inner Sea'' and ''Outer Sea'' in Imperial Documents; Introduction; Author's Notes; General Observations; Appendix 2 A Chronicle of Sea Patrol Regulations in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Maritime Frontier in the Eighteenth CenturyA Doubled-Layered Framework; Inner-Outer: A Traditional Binary; Ruling the Inner Sea; Beyond the Inner Sea; Mare Liberum and Mare Clausum; The Challenges; Concluding Remarks; 3 The Dragon Navy; Introduction; Establishing the Navy; The Bohai Gulf; Shandong; Mukden/Fengtian; Zhili; The Jiangsu-Zhejiang Zone; The Jiangnan Naval Force; The Zhejiang Navy; The Fujian Coast/Taiwan Strait; The Guangdong Coast; Land-Sea Protection; Concluding Remarks; 4 Guarded Management; Introduction; From Sea Ban to Sea Passes; Customs Offices in the Kangxi Era
Summary Argues that Qing China was not just a continental empire, but a maritime power protecting its interests at sea
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed July 27, 2018)
Subject China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Naval history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1108608221 (electronic bk.)
9781108608220 (electronic bk.)
(hardback)