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The Peking Gazette: A Reader in Nineteenth-Century Chinese History.

9789004360990

The Peking Gazette: A Reader in Nineteenth-Century Chinese History

Lane J. Harris

BRILL

2018

374 pages

$197.00

Hardcover

DS753

Harris provides students and colleagues a reader on 19th-century Chinese history that allows them to penetrate into the beliefs, values, and practices of the Qing state and its multi-ethnic subjects through the study of a single collection of translated documents. During the long 19th century--from the Macartney mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last Qing emperor in February 1912--he says, domestic trouble like population growth, economic stagnation, and military over-extension intersected in new ways with international challenges like the rise of the British Empire, the spread of capitalism, and the appearance of Western international law to produce a palpable sense of crisis among Qing officials. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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