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Author Bello, David Anthony, 1963-

Title Across forest, steppe and mountain : environment, identity and empire in Qing China's borderlands / David A. Bello
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in Environment and History
Studies in environment and history.
Contents Qing Fields in Theory & Practice -- The Nature of Imperial Foraging in the SAH Basin -- The Nature of Imperial Pastoralism in Southern Inner Mongolia -- The Nature of Imperial Indigenism in Southwestern Yunnan -- Borderland Hanspace in the Nineteenth Century -- Qing Environmentality
Summary Using Manchu and Chinese sources, this book explores the environmental history of Qing China's Manchurian, Inner Mongolian, and Yunnan borderlands
Notes The multicultural Qing is reconsidered in "multi-ecological" terms of three borderland case studies from northeastern Manchuria, south-central Inner Mongolia, and southwestern Yunnan. Human pursuit of game, tending of livestock, and susceptibility to disease vectors required imperial adaptation beyond the cultural constructs of banners or chieftainships in order to maintain a "sustainable Qing periphery" based on these environmental relations between people and animals. The resulting borderland spaces are, therefore, not simply contrivances of more anthropocentric administrative fiat, but environmental interdependencies constructed through more "organic" and conditional relations of imperial foraging, imperial pastoralism, and imperial indigenism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Environmental policy -- China -- History
Borderlands -- Environmental aspects -- China -- History
Hunting and gathering societies -- China -- Manchuria -- History
Pastoral systems -- China -- Inner Mongolia -- History
Indigenous peoples -- China -- Yunnan Sheng -- History
Ethnicity -- Environmental aspects -- China -- History
Imperialism -- Environmental aspects -- China -- History
Human ecology -- Political aspects -- China -- History
Sustainability -- Political aspects -- China -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Environmental policy
Human ecology -- Political aspects
Hunting and gathering societies
Indigenous peoples
Pastoral systems
Qing Dynasty (China)
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
China -- Inner Mongolia
China -- Manchuria
China -- Yunnan Sheng
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781316449530