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.

Zusammenfassung Our Great Qing Von Johan Elverskog

Author: Katharina Ströhl
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668441642
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Zusammenfassung Our Great Qing Von Johan Elverskog from the Author: Katharina Ströhl. Rezension / Literaturbericht aus dem Jahr 2017 im Fachbereich Orientalistik / Sinologie - Sonstiges, Note: 2,0, Universität Bayreuth, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Das Buch "Our Great Qing" von Johan Elverskog ist die Darstellung der intellektuellen Geschichte der inneren mongolischen Selbstdarstellungen. Es zeigt demnach wie die Mongolen, speziell die in der tiefen, zentralen Mongolei, ihre Erzählungen, Rituale und Traditionen akzeptieren, ablehnen oder neu interpretieren. Dabei geht es auch um die politische Autorität und die staatliche Gewalt, die vom Qing-Gericht ausgeht.

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 Mongols At China S Edge

Author: Uradyn Erden Bulag
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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The Mongols At China S Edge from the Author: Uradyn Erden Bulag. This important study explores the multifaceted experience of Mongols in China, past and present, as their identity balances precariously between historical memory and their contemporary position as an ethnic minority. Uradyn E. Bulag assesses the intricate relationship between socialism and nationalism that generates both resistance and complicity and defines the moral dilemmas that have confronted Mongols and Chinese in negotiating nationality issues. Written by an indigenous anthropologist trained in the West, the work is informed by the author's sophisticated understanding of theory and personal sense of society and history. Breaking new ground in the study of Chinese and Mongol history and ethnicity, the author offers a fresh interpretation of China viewed from the perspective of its peripheries. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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.

A Court On Horseback

Author: Michael G. Chang
Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
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A Court On Horseback from the Author: Michael G. Chang. Between 1751 and 1784, the Qianlong emperor embarked upon six southern tours, traveling from Beijing to Jiangnan and back. These tours were exercises in political theater that took the Manchu emperor through one of the Qing empire's most prosperous regions. This study elucidates the tensions and the constant negotiations characterizing the relationship between the imperial center and Jiangnan, which straddled the two key provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. Politically, economically, and culturally, Jiangnan was the undisputed center of the Han Chinese world; it also remained a bastion of Ming loyalism and anti-Manchu sentiment. How did the Qing court constitute its authority and legitimate its domination over this pivotal region? What were the precise terms and historical dynamics of Qing rule over China proper during the long eighteenth century? In the course of addressing such questions, this study also explores the political culture within and through which High Qing rule was constituted and contested by a range of actors, all of whom operated within socially and historically structured contexts. The author argues that the southern tours occupied a central place in the historical formation of Qing rule during a period of momentous change affecting all strata of the eighteenth-century polity.

Limits End

Author: Bai Chuan
Publisher: Red Publish
ISBN: 9881391504
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Limits End from the Author: Bai Chuan. Since the appearance of Limits End: Selected Poems of Bai Chuan II (有限無:白川詩選二) in its original native language, there has been a demand for a serious attempt to transform its international outlook into an international readership. In response to this, the present English edition offers not a slavish translation. Instead, there is perhaps a true sense of creative effort, to say nothing of the venture itself being a rich and rewarding experience.

Trauma And Transcendence In Early Qing Literature

Author: Wilt L. Idema
Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
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Trauma And Transcendence In Early Qing Literature from the Author: Wilt L. Idema. The collapse of the Ming dynasty and the Manchu conquest of China were traumatic experiences for Chinese intellectuals, not only because of the many decades of destructive warfare but also because of the adjustments necessary to life under a foreign regime. History became a defining subject in their writings, and it went on shaping literary production in succeeding generations as the Ming continued to be remembered, re-imagined, and refigured on new terms. The twelve chapters in this volume and the introductory essays on early Qing poetry, prose, and drama understand the writings of this era wholly or in part as attempts to recover from or transcend the trauma of the transition years. By the end of the seventeenth century, the sense of trauma had diminished, and a mood of accommodation had taken hold. Varying shades of lament or reconciliation, critical or nostalgic retrospection on the Ming, and rejection or acceptance of the new order distinguish the many voices in these writings.