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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    The Cambridge History of China: Ch'Ing Empire to 1800 Pt. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Willard J. Peterson, Series edited by John King Fairbank, Series edited by Denis Twitchett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 780
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 1,225 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521243346
    ISBN 10: 0521243343
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, JP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    DC22: 951
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 06
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A15406030, A15406034
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037020
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    DC21: 951.03
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    3 b/w illus. 12 maps 12 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... this volume is and will be extremely useful for historians in general ... at the same time, it will also be unofficial for historians of china who have the ambition to add an increasingly complex and sophisticated perspective to their own academic work. Last but not least, great parts of this volume can turn out to be inspiring for one's own research ... it should ... be pointed out that the CHC, volume 9, part 1, for the first time perhaps, recognizes, in a sinological context outside of the narrow field of Manchurists and specialists of Ch'ing warfare, the crucial importance of Manchu sources for our understanding of both Manchu and Ch'ing history.' Etudes Chinoises ' ... The Ch'ing dynasty to 1800 has all it takes to become a standard reference work on early and mid-Qing history.' School of Oriental & African Studies
    Table of contents
    1. State building before 1644 Gertraude Roth Li; 2. The Ch'ing conquest under the Shun-chih reign Jerry Dennerline; 3. The K'ang-hsi reign Jonathan Spence; 4. The Yung-cheng reign Madeleine Zelin; 5. The Ch'ien-lung reign Alexander Woodside; 6. The conquest elites of the Ch'ing empire Pamela Crossley; 7. The social roles of literati Benjamin Elman; 8. Women, families, and gender relations Susan Mann; 9. Social stability and social change William Rowe; 10. Economic developments Ramon Myers and Yeh-chien Wang.