Brotherhoods and Secret Societies in Early and Mid-Qing China: The Formation of a Tradition

Brotherhoods and Secret Societies in Early and Mid-Qing China: The Formation of a Tradition

by David Ownby
     
 


This study examines the emergence and evolution in China of a tradition of popular organization generally known under the rubric of "secret society." The author suggests that the secret society is properly understood as one variety of the "brotherhood association," a category that encompasses a range of popular fraternal organizations that flourished in the early… See more details below

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This study examines the emergence and evolution in China of a tradition of popular organization generally known under the rubric of "secret society." The author suggests that the secret society is properly understood as one variety of the "brotherhood association," a category that encompasses a range of popular fraternal organizations that flourished in the early and mid-Qing period.

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ISBN-13:
9780804726511
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

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