9780631235910

The Manchus

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780631235910

  • ISBN10:

    0631235914

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-06-03
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • eCampus.com Logo Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $60.25 Save up to $27.11
  • Rent Book $33.14
    Add to Cart Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    USUALLY SHIPS IN 24-48 HOURS
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Summary

This book relates the history of the Manchus, the rise and fall of their vast empire and their legacy today.

Author Biography


Pamela Kyle Crossley's most recent study, A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology (1999) was awarded the Levenson Prize by the Association for Asian Studies. She is a past fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and presently is Professor of History at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, USA).

Table of Contents

List of Plates
ix
List of Maps
xi
Preface xiii
The Paradox of the Manchus
1(13)
Ethnicity and Causation in the ``Manchu'' Dynasty
4(4)
The Qing Empire as a Historical Idea
8(2)
New Windows on Qing History
10(4)
Shamans and ``Clans'': The Origins of the Manchus
14(33)
Prelude to the Manchus
15(9)
Distinctive Manchu Institutions
24(9)
The Manchu Language and the Altaic Idea
33(6)
The Ethnographer from Seoul: Sin Chung-il among the Jurchens
39(8)
The Enigma of Nurgaci
47(28)
The Myth of the Avenger
48(5)
The Myth of Individual Supremacy
53(12)
The Myth of the Great Enterprise
65(6)
The Nurgaci State
71(4)
The Qing Expansion
75(34)
The Birth of the Empire
78(3)
The Conquest Elite
81(6)
Consolidation under the Kangxi Emperor
87(8)
New Conquerors and Old: The Manchus and the Mongols
95(6)
Titanic Competitors: The Qing and the Romanov Empires
101(3)
World Trade and the Qing Court
104(5)
The Gilded Age of Qianlong
109(41)
The New Imperial Style
112(5)
Tibet and Mongolia under Qing Dominion
117(5)
The Formalization of the Manchu Heritage
122(8)
Glory and Decay in the Universal Empire
130(7)
The Fall of the Philosopher-King
137(13)
The Lingering Death of the Empire
150(39)
The Princes of Disorder
151(3)
Opium and Foreign Privilege
154(3)
The Taiping War and the End of the Qing Empire
157(8)
Qing Territory and Hungry Empires
165(4)
Illusions of Revival
169(8)
The Pregnant Carcasses of the Eurasian Land Empires
177(12)
Epilogue: The Manchus in the Twentieth Century
189(13)
Appendix I Reign Periods of the Aisin Gioro Rulers 202(1)
Appendix II Cherished Soldiers 203(3)
Appendix III A Glossary of Names and Terms 206(10)
Notes 216(4)
Bibligraphy 220(13)
Index 233

Rewards Program

Reviews for The Manchus (9780631235910)