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|Notes:||Originally published: 2001.|
|Description:||288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 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 --
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"This book makes a significant contribution to existing scholarship by drawing attention to the importance of visual representation in relation to the process of empire-building. This is a carefully