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Qing colonial enterprise : ethnography and cartography in early modern China

Author: Laura Hostetler
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2005.
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"In Qing Colonial Enterprise, Laura Hostetler shows how Qing China (1636-1911) used cartography and ethnography to pursue its imperial ambitions. She argues that far from being on the periphery of developments in the early modern period, Qing China both participated in and helped shape the new emphasis on empirical scientific knowledge that was simultaneously transforming Europe - and its colonial empires - at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Hostetler
ISBN: 0226354210 9780226354217
OCLC Number: 61477717
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Qing empire : constructing a place in the eighteenth-century world --
Ch. 2. Mapping territory --
Ch. 3. Depicting peoples --
Ch. 4. Bringing Guizhou into the empire --
Ch. 5. The development of ethnographic writing in Guizhou Province, 1560-1834 --
Ch. 6. Miao albums : the emergence of a distinct ethnographic genre --
Ch. 7. The evolution of a genre : Miao albums as art and objects of study --
App. Bibliographic information on Miao albums.
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