Chinese History in Geographical Perspective

Chinese History in Geographical Perspective

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This volume treats "China" first and foremost as an evolving and imagined geographical entity. The contributors explore China's last five hundred years of history using geography as a lens through which to approach such issues as sports, ethnography, cartography, religion, elite and popular culture, transnational networking, urban planning, and politics.
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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 36 Halftones, black and white
  • 0739172301
  • 9780739172308
  • 2,221,392

About Jeff Kyong-McClain

Yongtao Du is Assistant Professor of Asian History at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include translocal practices in late imperial China and literati geographic consciousness in China during the Song through the Qing. He received a PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. Jeff Kyong-McClain is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His research explores the place of archeology in nation-building in modern China, Sino-Western interaction in China's borderlands, and urban transformations during the Republican era. He received his PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009.
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Table of contents

Introduction: The Contested Terrain of a Geographical Entity Yongtao Du and Jeff Kyong-McClain Chapter 1: Early Modern Mapping at the Qing Court: Survey Maps from the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong Reign Periods Laura Hostetler Chapter 2: Kangxi's Auspicious Empire: Rhetorics of Geographic Integration in the Early Qing Stephen Whiteman Chapter 3: De-civilizing Ming China's Southern Border: Vietnam as Lost Province or Barbarian Culture Kathlene Baldanza Chapter 4: The Geography of Dragon Boat Racing in Late Imperial China Andrew Chittick Chapter 5: Writing Personalized Local History during the Late Ming and the Ming-Qing Transition: The Case of a Ming Loyalist Xiaoquan Raphael Zhang Chapter 6: An Ambush of Tigers: A Socio-Ecological History of the Ming-Qing Fujian Tiger Menace Luke Hambleton Chapter 7: The New Frontier: Zhuang Xueben and Xikang Province Yajun Mo Chapter 8: Native-Place Ties in Transnational Networks: Overseas Chinese Nationalism and Fujian's Development, 1928-1941 Huei-Ying Kuo Chapter 9: A Preliminary Investigation of the Urban Morphology of Towns of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau Gregory Rohlf Chapter 10: Spatial Analysis and GIS Modeling of Regional Religious Systems in China: Conceptualization and Initial Experiments Jiang Wu, Daoqin Tong, and Karl Ryavec Epilogue: What is a Geographical Perspective on China's History? Peter K. Bol
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