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Soulstealers : the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768

Soulstealers : the Chinese sorcery scare of 1768

Author: Philip A Kuhn
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [1990]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

During the reign of Emperor Ch'ien-lung, mass hysteria broke out among the common people, who feared that sorcerers were roaming the land and clipping the ends of men's braids in order to steal their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kuhn, Philip A.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1990
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip A Kuhn
ISBN: 0674821513 9780674821514 0674821521 9780674821521
OCLC Number: 21194816
Description: xi, 299 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Tales of the China clipper --
The properous age --
Threats seen and unseen --
The crime defined --
The roots of sorcery fear --
The campaign in the provinces --
On the trail of the master-sorcerers --
The end of the trail --
Political crime and bureaucratic monarchy --
Theme and variations.
Responsibility: Philip A. Kuhn.


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A masterful study by one of the West's premier Chinese historians. -- Frederic Wakeman, Jr. * New York Review of Books * Kuhn's fascinating particulars demonstrate how in any society provincial panic Read more...

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