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The Manchu way : the eight banners and ethnic identity in late imperial China

Author: Mark C Elliott
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This text supplies a radically new perspective on the formative period of the modern Chinese nation. Drawing on critical notions of ethnicity, the author explores the evolution of the Eight Banners,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark C Elliott
ISBN: 0804746842 9780804746847 0804736065 9780804736060
OCLC Number: 474323422
Description: xxiii, 580 p. : illustrations
Contents: List of maps and figures; List of tables; Preface; Note on transcription and other conventions; Qing reign periods; Introduction: the problem with the Manchus; Part I. Structures of Eight Banner Society: 1. The eight banners and the origins of the Manchus; 2. Manchu cities: tigers on the mountain; 3. The emperor's men; Part II. Patterns of Banner Life: 4. The iron rice bowl of banner privilege; 5. Among the Nikan; 6. Resident aliens; Part III. The Cities of the Eighteenth Century: 7. Whither and manchu way?; 8. Saving the banner system; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Chinese character glossary; References; Index.
Responsibility: Mark C. Elliott.

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