Culture of War in China: Empire and the Military under the Qing Dynasty

Culture of War in China: Empire and the Military under the Qing Dynasty

by Joanna Waley-Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845111591

ISBN-13: 9781845111595

Pub. Date: 06/27/2006

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited


In this book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to put warfare at the heart of seventeenth and eighteenth century China, showing how emperors underpinned military expansion with a wide-ranging cultural campaign intended to bring military success, and the martial values associated with it, into the mainstream of cultural life.

Overview


In this book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to put warfare at the heart of seventeenth and eighteenth century China, showing how emperors underpinned military expansion with a wide-ranging cultural campaign intended to bring military success, and the martial values associated with it, into the mainstream of cultural life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845111595
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
International Library of War Studies Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
List of Maps     ix
Preface     xi
Military Culture and the Qing Empire     1
Wen and Wu     3
The New Qing History     5
The Militarization of Culture     13
The Phases of the Qing Imperial Project     17
The First Phase, 1636-1681     17
The Second Phase, 1681-1760     19
The Transition Years, 1749-1760     20
The Third Phase, 1760-1799     21
Commemorating War     23
Stelae Inscriptions     26
Rituals as Commemoration     38
War Illustrations, Portraits, and other Commemorative Paintings     41
The Documentary Record     45
Conclusion     46
Religion, War, and Empire-Building     48
Religion under the Qing     49
Qing Emperors and Tibetan-Buddhism     51
The Second Jinchuan War     55
Magic and War     57
After the War     61
Conclusion     65
Military Ritual and the Qing Empire     66
Grand Inspections (Dayue)     71
Dispatching Generals Embarking on Campaign (Mingjiang)     75
Welcoming a Victorious Army upon Return (Jiaolao)     11
The Presentation and Reception of Captives (xianfu, shoufu)     80
The Autumn Hunts at Mulan     83
Documenting and Disseminating Military Ritual     84
Conclusion     87
Changing Spaces of Empire     89
The Qing Promotion of Martial Values     90
Militarizing Government Culture and Institutions     93
The Eight Banners     97
Militarization of the Landscape     99
Conclusion     106
Conclusion     108
Notes     113
Bibliography     137
Index     149

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