9780520215665

A Translucent Mirror

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520215665

  • ISBN10:

    0520215664

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

A careful reconstruction of the emergence of Manchu identity that will compel a complete revision of the Western understanding of Chinese conceptions of emperorship and nationhood in both the late imperial and modern eras.

Author Biography

Pamela Kyle Crossley is Rosenwald Research Professor of History, Dartmouth College

Table of Contents

List of Maps
ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(52)
Ideology, Rulership, and History
9(20)
Conquest and the Blessing of the Past
29(7)
Imperial Universalism and Circumscription of Identity
36(17)
PART I THE GREAT WALL 53(76)
Trial by Identity
57(32)
A Discourse on Ancestry
58(16)
Political Names in Nurgan
74(10)
The Liaodongese
84(5)
The Character of Loyalty
89(40)
The Early Nikan Spectrum
90(9)
Conquest and Distinctions
99(17)
Personifications of Fidelity
116(13)
PART II THE FATHER'S HOUSE 129(88)
Boundaries of Rule
135(42)
Origins of the Khanship
138(19)
The Collegial Impulse
157(10)
The Reinvention of Treason
167(10)
Empire and Identity
177(40)
Subjugation and Equality
178(7)
Generating Imperial Authority
185(7)
Authenticity
192(13)
Surpassing Limits
205(12)
PART III THE CELESTIAL PILLAR 217(146)
The Wheel-Turning King
223(58)
The Center
224(22)
Debating the Past
246(16)
The Power of Speech
262(19)
The Universal Prospect
281(82)
The Banner Elites
285(5)
Shady Pasts
290(6)
Manchuness
296(15)
Following Chinggis
311(16)
The Empty Constituency
327(36)
Postscript: Race and Revolution at the End of the Empire
337(26)
Bibliography 363(26)
Abbreviations 389(2)
Index 391

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