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The last emperors : a social history of Qing imperial institutions

Author: Evelyn Sakakida Rawski
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the northeast, held power for three centuries despite major cultural and ideological differences from the Han majority. In this book, Evelyn Rawski offers a bold new interpretation of the remarkable success of this dynasty, and argues that it derived not from the assimilation of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evelyn Sakakida Rawski
ISBN: 0520212894 9780520212893 0520228375 9780520228375
OCLC Number: 37801358
Notes: "Philip E. Lilienthal Asian studies imprint"--Page 4 of cover.
"Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Preliminary page.
Description: xii, 481 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The material culture of Qing court --
The court society --
The social organization of the Qing court: The conquest elite and the imperial lineage --
Sibling politics --
Imperial women --
Palace servants --
Qing court rituals: Rulership and ritual action in the Chinese realm --
Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism at court --
Private rituals --
Names of Qing emperors and the imperial ancestors --
Imperial princely ranks.
Other Titles: Social history of Qing imperial institutions
Responsibility: Evelyn S. Rawski.
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