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Asian borderlands : the transformation of Qing China's Yunnan frontier

Author: Charles Patterson Griesch
Publisher: Cambridge : Ma. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

With comparative frontier history and pioneering use of indigenous sources, Giersch provides a groundbreaking challenge to the China-centered narrative of the Qing conquest. He focuses on the Tai  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Patterson Griesch
ISBN: 0674021711 9780674021716
OCLC Number: 470244213
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 281-302.
Awards: Nominated for Joseph Levenson Book Prize 2008
Nominated for John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History 2007
Nominated for Harry J. Benda Prize 2008
Description: 1 v. (XVI-308 p.) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Abbreviations Note on Transliteration Introduction PART I: POLITICAL AND MILITARY TRANSFORMATIONS 1. A Traveler's Tale 2. New Frontier Militarism 3. Ambiguity of the Barbarian 4. Asian Empires PART II: DEMOGRAPHIC, ECONOMIC, AND CULTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS 5. A Motley Throng 6. A Song for Tea 7. "Barbarians" Still? Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index
Responsibility: C. Patterson Giersch.
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This book begins to fill in a 'black hole' in Chinese history with a critical examination of the history of Chinese expansion into and colonization of the southwest. It is the first study that even Read more...

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