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Kuhn, Philip A.

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Works: 34 works in 124 publications in 5 languages and 3,681 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DS755, 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 )
23 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soulstealers : the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768 by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 834 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 )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The post-Mao era offers emigrants new opportunities to leverage their expatriate status to do business with a Chinese nation eager for their investments, donations, and technologies. The resulting "new migration," the author argues, is but the latest phase of a centuries-old process by which Chinese have sought livelihoods away from home."--BOOK JACKET
Origins of the modern Chinese State by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 440 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 )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les origines de l'Etat chinois moderne by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 76 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction to Chʻing documents by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jiao hun : 1768 nian Zhongguo yao shu da kong huang by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 33 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jiao hun by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhongguo xian dai guo jia de qi yuan by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chungguk hyŏ̆ndae kukka ŭi kiwŏn by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 19 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
Modern chinese state by Philip A Kuhn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 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
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
China, democracy, and law : a historical and contemporary approach ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 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
 
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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
Languages
English (82)
Chinese (21)
French (5)
Korean (2)
Japanese (2)
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