A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology / Edition 1

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Overview

In this exploration of the origins of nationalism and concepts of racial identity in China, Pamela Kyle Crossley traces the shifting ideologies of a large, early modern land-based empire, the Qing (1636-1912). Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, Crossley argues that motifs introduced under the Qing in the eighteenth century - part of the crystallizing categories of identity that the Qing themselves promoted - continue to distort the modern understanding of Qing origins. What has often been repudiated by nationalist foes of empire, it turns out, is frequently itself a creation of empire.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520234246
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 4/16/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 417
  • Sales rank: 981,234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Pamela Kyle Crossley is Rosenwald Research Professor of History, Dartmouth College; author of Orphan Warriors: Three Manchu Generations and the End of the Qing World (1990) and The Manchus (1997); and coauthor (with Richard Bulliet and Dan Headrick) of The Earth and Its Peoples (1997).
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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Great Wall 53
1 Trial by Identity 57
2 The Character of Loyalty 89
Pt. II The Father's House 129
3 Boundaries of Rule 135
4 Empire and Identity 177
Pt. III The Celestial Pillar 217
5 The Wheel-Turning King 223
6 The Universal Prospect 281
Postscript: Race and Revolution at the End of the Empire 337
Bibliography 363
Abbreviations 389
Index 391
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