Our Great Qing

Author: Johan Elverskog
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824830210
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Our Great Qing from the Author: Johan Elverskog. Although it is generally believed that the Manchus controlled the Mongols through their patronage of Tibetan Buddhism, scant attention has been paid to the Mongol view of the Qing imperial project. In contrast to other accounts of Manchu rule, Our Great Qing focuses not only on what images the metropole wished to project into Mongolia, but also on what images the Mongols acknowledged themselves. Rather than accepting the Manchu's use of Buddhism, Johan Elverskog begins by questioning the static, unhistorical, and hegemonic view of political life implicit in the Buddhist explanation. By stressing instead the fluidity of identity and Buddhist practice as processes continually developing in relation to state formations, this work explores how Qing policies were understood by Mongols and how they came to see themselves as Qing subjects.

China S Last Empire

Author: William T. Rowe
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674054555
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China S Last Empire from the Author: William T. Rowe. In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West. This original, thought-provoking history of China's last empire is a must-read for understanding the challenges facing China today.

Leased Territories In Guangdong China A Comparative Study

Author: Michael Gorman
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668309698
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Leased Territories In Guangdong China A Comparative Study from the Author: Michael Gorman. Research Paper from the year 2016 in the subject History - Asia, grade: 100, Westminster College, language: English, abstract: Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhouwan were all leased and colonized under similar circumstances, but experienced differing degrees of cultural and socio-political alteration and influence. The purpose of this research paper is to study these leased territories during their colonization, and find out how they differed during their periods as colonies, why the French gave their leased territory back to China so soon while Portugal and Britain did not, and what lasting effects colonialism had on each territory. This is so the audience will understand how they differ from one another—and mainland China— today.

Great Qing

Author: Claudia Brown
ISBN: 9780295993959
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Great Qing from the Author: Claudia Brown. This comprehensive overview of painting in China’s last dynasty, the Qing (1644–1911), fills a need in the field of East Asian art history and will be welcomed by students and collectors. Claudia Brown provides a thorough chronological account of painting in the Qing period, from the tumultuous Ming–Qing transition to the end of imperial rule, while examining major influences along the way. Among topics explored are the relationship between painting and mapmaking, the role of patrons and collectors, printmaking and publishing, religious themes, and Western influences. Great Qing is innovative in providing many fine examples of Qing painting in American museums, works from all regions of China, and paintings by women. This book will appeal to historians of Chinese art, culture, and society; museum curators; and art collectors.

The Sichuan Frontier And Tibet

Author: Yingcong Dai
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295989521
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The Sichuan Frontier And Tibet from the Author: Yingcong Dai. Illuminating the complicated history of the struggle between the Zunghar Mongols and China over Tibet and the rise of Sichuan's importance as a key strategic area during China's last dynasty, Yingcong Dai explores the intersections of political and social history.--Yingcong Dai is associate professor of history at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

The Weaving Of A Buddhist Empire Mandalas And Manjusri In The Reign Of Qianlong

Publisher: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549596100
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The Weaving Of A Buddhist Empire Mandalas And Manjusri In The Reign Of Qianlong from the Author: . During his reign, Qianlong (r. 1736-95) built symbolic representations of an ideology based upon dGe-lugs-pa Buddhist doctrine that ultimately portrayed him as the Buddha Miji Wenshu Jingang Fo (Guhyasamaja-Manjuvajra), an emanation of Manjusri as a universal monarch and head of the Buddhist universe. Through Buddhist art, architecture, and ritual performance, Qianlong transformed the Qing Empire into a mandala where he aligned himself with the empire's center as its most powerful participant. This fact is manifested in the symbolism contained within the Yonghe Palace and Yuhua Pavilion. These two locations strategically positioned within Beijing contained the central philosophy of Qianlong's reign and represent his attempts to posit dGe-lugs-pa doctrine as China's dominant religious ideology.

Heaven On Earth

Author: Richard Landes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831815
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Heaven On Earth from the Author: Richard Landes. Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation of the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. Now, Richard Landes offers a lucid and ground-breaking analysis of this widely misunderstood phenomenon. This long-awaited study shows that many events typically regarded as secular--including the French Revolution, Marxism, Bolshevism, Nazism--not only contain key millennialist elements, but follow the apocalyptic curve of enthusiastic launch, disappointment and (often catastrophic) re-entry into "normal time." Indeed, as Landes examines the explicit millennialism behind such recent events as the emergence of Global Jihad since 1979, he challenges the common notion that modern history is largely driven by secular interests. By focusing on ten widely different case studies, none of which come from Judaism or Christianity, he shows that millennialism is not only a cultural universal, but also an extremely adaptive social phenomenon that persists across the modern and post-modern divides. At the same time, he also offers valuable insight into the social and psychological factors that drive such beliefs. Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.

The Great Qing Code

Author: William C. Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Great Qing Code from the Author: William C. Jones. Until recently Chinese law was not much studied either in China or abroad, but it is now generally realized that law has been enormously important in Chinese society. The result has been a surge in new scholarship on Chinese legal history that has begun to influence perceptions of the imperial Chinese state and society in the broader sinological community, and is sure to have an impact on scholars of contemporary China. With this development of interest in Chinese law among sinologists has come a realization among students of comparative law of the necessity to include Chinese law as part of a fully informed view of comparative law. The Great Qing Code is the only accurate and complete English translation of the body of law which lay at the center of the Chinese law during the last dynasty of the Chinese Empire (1644-1911). As such it is certain to be a great aid and stimulus to the contemporary study of Chinese law.