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On the trail of the yellow tiger : war, trauma, and social dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing transition

Author: Kenneth Swope
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examination of the social and demographic effects of the Ming-Qing transition on southwest China and the devastation wrought by the warlord Zhang Xianzhong"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swope, Kenneth, 1969-
On the trail of the yellow tiger.
Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017059480
Named Person: Xianzhong Zhang; Xianzhong Zhang; Xianzhong Zhang
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Swope
ISBN: 9780803249950 0803249950
OCLC Number: 1009183213
Description: xx, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of the Ming-Qing transition --
Zhang Xianzhong and the Ming-Qing transition --
The rise of the yellow tiger --
Establishing the Great Western Kingdom --
Looting heaven's storehouse --
Erasing the shame of banditry --
Allying with the Ming --
A house divided --
The annihilation of the Kuidong --
The rhetoric of catastrophe --
Appendix 1: Defenders, contenders, and pretenders --
Appendix 2: Chinese weights and measures --
Appendix 3: Rebels, rogues, regents, and rascals.
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Other Titles: War, trauma, and social dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing transition
Responsibility: Kenneth M. Swope.

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The Manchu Qing victory over the Chinese Ming Dynasty in the mid-seventeenth century was one of the most surprising and traumatic developments in China's long history. On the Trail of the Yellow  Read more...

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