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Author McNicholas, Mark, author

Title Forgery and impersonation in imperial China : popular deceptions and the high Qing state / Mark McNicholas
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016]
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Contents Introduction: crimes, commoners, and the state -- Meng Guangzu: the Prince's tour and the struggle for the throne -- Secret agents: high tide and disappearance, 1723-1800 -- "En route to my post" and other tall tales: phony officials on the move -- Phony cops: the persistence of police impersonation -- Forgery: gaining trust in a land of documents and seals -- Bad proxies and bogus credentials: forgery and the purchase of official rank -- From politics to money: legal reckoning in the high Qing -- Conclusion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject False personation -- China -- History.
Forgery -- China -- History.
Fraud -- China -- History.
Public administration -- China -- History.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- Officials and employees.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0295806230 (electronic bk)
9780295806235 (electronic bk)