A Translucent Mirror

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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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 Mapsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Ideology, Rulership, and Historyp. 9
Conquest and the Blessing of the Pastp. 29
Imperial Universalism and Circumscription of Identityp. 36
The Great Wallp. 53
Trial by Identityp. 57
A Discourse on Ancestryp. 58
Political Names in Nurganp. 74
The Liaodongesep. 84
The Character of Loyaltyp. 89
The Early Nikan Spectrump. 90
Conquest and Distinctionsp. 99
Personifications of Fidelityp. 116
The Father's Housep. 129
Boundaries of Rulep. 135
Origins of the Khanshipp. 138
The Collegial Impulsep. 157
The Reinvention of Treasonp. 167
Empire and Identityp. 177
Subjugation and Equalityp. 178
Generating Imperial Authorityp. 185
Authenticityp. 192
Surpassing Limitsp. 205
The Celestial Pillarp. 217
The Wheel-Turning Kingp. 223
The Centerp. 224
Debating the Pastp. 246
The Power of Speechp. 262
The Universal Prospectp. 281
The Banner Elitesp. 285
Shady Pastsp. 290
Manchunessp. 296
Following Chinggisp. 311
The Empty Constituencyp. 327
Postscript: Race and Revolution at the End of the Empirep. 337
Bibliographyp. 363
Abbreviationsp. 389
Indexp. 391
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