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Kuhn, Philip A.

Overview
Works: 33 works in 131 publications in 5 languages and 3,995 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: JQ1508, 951.03
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Most widely held works by Philip A Kuhn
Rebellion and its enemies in late imperial China, militarization and social structure, 1796-1864 by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soulstealers : the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768 by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midway through the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor, Hungli, in the most prosperous period of China's last imperial dynasty, mass hysteria broke out among the common people. It was feared that sorcerers were roaming the land, clipping off the ends of men's queues (the braids worn by royal decree), and chanting magical incantations over them in order to steal the souls of their owners. In a fascinating chronicle of this epidemic of fear and the official prosecution of soulstealers that ensued, Philip Kuhn provides an intimate glimpse into the world of eighteenth-century China. Kuhn weaves his exploration of the sorcery cases with a survey of the social and economic history of the era. Drawing on a rich repository of documents found in the imperial archives, he presents in detail the harrowing interrogations of the accused--a ragtag assortment of vagabonds, beggars, and roving clergy--conducted under torture by provincial magistrates. In tracing the panic's spread from peasant hut to imperial court, Kuhn unmasks the political menace lurking behind the queue-clipping scare as well as the complex of folk beliefs that lay beneath popular fears of sorcery. Kuhn shows how the campaign against sorcery provides insight into the period's social structure and ethnic tensions, the relationship between monarch and bureaucrat, and the inner workings of the state. Whatever its intended purposes, the author argues, the campaign offered Hungli a splendid chance to force his provincial chiefs to crack down on local officials, to reinforce his personal supremacy over top bureaucrats, and to restate the norms of official behavior. This wide-ranging narrative depicts life in imperial China as it was actually lived, often in the participants' own words. Soulstealers offers a compelling portrait of the Chinese people--from peasant to emperor--and of the human condition
Chinese among others : emigration in modern times by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, distinguished historian Philip A. Kuhn tells the five-century story of Chinese emigration as an integral part of China's modern history. Although emigration has a much longer past, its "modern" phase dates from the sixteenth century, when European colonialists began to collaborate with Chinese emigrants to develop a worldwide trading system. The author explores both internal and external migration, complementary parts of a far-reaching process of adaptation that enabled Chinese families to deal with their changing social environments. Skills and institutions developed in the course of internal migration were creatively modified to serve the needs of emigrants in foreign lands
Origins of the modern Chinese State by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how the state of China has developed over the past two centuries as a response to internal challenges emerging from the late empire
National polity and local power : the transformation of late imperial China by Tu-gi Min( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les origines de l'Etat chinois moderne by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhonghua di guo wan qi de pan luan ji qi di ren : 1796-1864 nian de jun shi hua yu she hui jie guo by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Chʻing documents by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiao hun : 1768 nian Zhongguo yao shu da kong huang by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The homeland : thinking about the history of Chinese overseas by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiao hun by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chungguk hyŏ̆ndae kukka ŭi kiwŏn by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Korean and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading documents : the rebellion of Chung Jen-chieh by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong hua di guo wan qi de pan luan ji qi di ren : yi qi jiu liu- yi ba liu si nian de jun shi hua yu she hui jie gou by Fu-li Kong( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chūgoku kinsei no reikon dorobō( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China, democracy, and law : a historical and contemporary approach( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Militia in China during the Taiping rebellion the theory and practice of T̲'u̲a̲n̲-l̲i̲e̲n̲ by Philip A Kuhn( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yŏnghon ŭl humch'inŭn saramdŭl : 1768-yŏn Chungguk ŭl twihŭndŭn kongp'o wa kwangki by Philip A Kuhn( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Korean and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Ch'ing documents( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Ch'ing documents( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Soulstealers : the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768
Alternative Names
Kong, Feili

Kong, Feili 1933-

Kong, Fuli 1933-

Kuhn, Philip

Kuhn, Philip 1933-

Kuhn, Philip Alden 1933-

Kʻyun, Pʻillip

K'yun, P'illip 1933-

キューン, フィリップ・A

孔復禮

孔飞力

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Chinese among others : emigration in modern timesOrigins of the modern Chinese StateNational polity and local power : the transformation of late imperial ChinaLes origines de l'Etat chinois moderne