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Author Peterson, Willard J.

Title The Cambridge History of China. Volume 9, Part 1 ; The Ch'ing Empire to 1800 / edited by Willard J. Peterson
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (780 pages)
Series The Cambridge History of China
Cambridge histories online
Contents State Building before 1644 by Gertraude Roth Li -- The Shun-chih Reign by Jerry Dennerline -- The K'ang-hsi Reign by Jonathan D. Spence -- The Yung-cheng Reign by Madeleine Zelin -- The Ch'ien-lung Reign by Alexander Woodside -- The Conquest Elite of the Ch'ing Empire by Pamela Kyle Crossley -- The Social Roles of Literati in Early to Mid-Ch'ing by Benjamin A. Elman -- Women, Families, and Gender Relations by Susan Mann -- Social Stability and Social Change by William T. Rowe -- Economic Developments, 1644-1800 by Ramon H. Myers and Yeh-chien Wang
Summary This volume of the Cambridge History of China considers the political, military, social, and economic developments of the Ch'ing empire to 1800. The period begins with the end of the resurgent Ming dynasty, covered in volumes 7 and 8, and ends with the beginning of the collapse of the imperial system in the nineteenth century, described in volume 10. Taken together, the ten chapters elucidate the complexities of the dynamic interactions between emperors and their servitors, between Manchus and non-Manchu populations, between various elite groups, between competing regional interests, between merchant networks and agricultural producers, between rural and urban interests, and, at work among all these tensions, between the old and new. This volume presents the changes underway in this period prior to the advent of Western imperialist military power
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Jul 2014)
Subject China -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139053532 (ebook)
1139053531 (ebook)