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The Manchus

Author: Pamela Kyle Crossley
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2006.
Series: The Peoples of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* A history from the origins of the Manchus to the murder of the former last Manchu emperor by the guards of the people who ruled China from 1685 to 1912 * Explains how the Manchus achieved their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Kyle Crossley
ISBN: 9780631235910 0631235914
OCLC Number: 803959173
Description: XV, 239 s., [1] k. map : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Plates. List of Maps. Preface. 1. The Paradox of the Manchus. 2. Shamans and "Clans": The Origins of the Manchus. 3. The Enigma of Nurgachi. 4. The Qing Expansion. 5. The Guided Age of Qianlong. 6. The Lingering Death of the Empire. 7. Epilogue: The Manchus in the Twentieth Century. Appendix I. Reign Periods of the Aisin Gioro Rulers. Appendix II. Cherished Soldiers. Appendix III. A Glossary of Names and Terms. Notes. Bibliography. Index
Series Title: The Peoples of Asia.
Responsibility: Pamela Kyle Crossley.

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