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Author Crossley, Pamela Kyle.

Title A translucent mirror : history and identity in Qing imperial ideology / Pamela Kyle Crossley
Published Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 1999


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Description xiv, 403 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Series The Philip E. Lilienthal Asian studies imprint
Contents Pt. I. The Great Wall. 1. Trial by Identity. 2. The Character of Loyalty -- Pt. II. The Father's House. 3. Boundaries of Rule. 4. Empire and Identity -- Pt. III. The Celestial Pillar. 5. The Wheel-Turning King. 6. The Universal Prospect -- Postscript: Race and Revolution at the End of the Empire
Summary "In this exploration of the origins of nationalism and concepts of racial identity in China, Pamela Kyle Crossley traces the shifting ideologies of a large, early modern land-based empire, the Qing (1636-1912). Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, Crossley argues that motifs introduced under the Qing in the eighteenth century - part of the crystallizing categories of identity that the Qing themselves promoted - continue to distort the modern understanding of Qing origins. What has often been repudiated by nationalist foes of empire, it turns out, is frequently itself a creation of empire."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes footnotes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Nationalism -- China.
China -- Politics and government -- 1644-1912.
China -- Politics and government -- Chʻing dynasty, 1644-1912
China -- Politics and government -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912
LC no. 99011002
ISBN 0520215664
Other Titles History and identity in Qing imperial ideology