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Imperial China, 1350-1900

Author: Jonathan Porter
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This clear book provides an overview of Ming-Qing China (1368-1912), its last imperial age. As the climax of the traditional era and the harbinger of modern China, Porter argues that imperial China  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Porter, Jonathan.
Imperial China, 1350-1900
(DLC) 2015036923
(OCoLC)920818520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Porter
ISBN: 9781442222939 144222293X
OCLC Number: 935111026
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 397 pages)
Contents: Part I. The classical legacy, 1000-1350 --
Song: the great divide --
The barbarian ascendancy --
The imperial myth: the mandate of heaven --
Part II. The imperial way, 1350-1650 --
The rise of the Ming --
Autocrat, bureaucrat, empress, eunuch --
The Ming and the world --
Luan: disintegration of order --
Part III. The high qing, 1650-1800 --
The Manchu Revolution --
Style and substance: imperial culture --
Imperial absolutism: the monarch and the minister --
Part IV. Ming and Qing: social, economic, cultural, and intellectual foundations, 1350-1900 --
The good earth --
Merchants and markets --
Official life and literati culture --
Images in the heavens, patterns on the earth --
The spiritual world --
The relevance of Confucius --
Part V. When worlds collide, 1500-1870 --
The empire and the garden --
Opium --
The heavenly kingdom --
Part VI. Continuity in change: on the threshold of revolution, 1870-1890 --
Self-strengthening and its fate --
Epilogue: the twilight of imperial China.
Responsibility: Jonathan Porter.

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Porter capitalizes on four decades of teaching Chinese history to produce this work on China's last two dynasties. He emphasizes the mega trends and offers vignettes that will ingratiate the work to Read more...

 
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