The Chinese State at the Borders

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The People's Republic of China claims 22,000 kilometres of land borders and 18,000 kilometres of coast line. How did this vast country come into being? The state credo describes an ancient process of cultural expansion, where border peoples gratefully accepted Chinese high culture. But why has the "centre" so often been compelled to maintain control over its border regions? The essays in this volume look at this relationship over a long time span, questioning whether the process of expansion was a benevolent ...
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Overview

The People's Republic of China claims 22,000 kilometres of land borders and 18,000 kilometres of coast line. How did this vast country come into being? The state credo describes an ancient process of cultural expansion, where border peoples gratefully accepted Chinese high culture. But why has the "centre" so often been compelled to maintain control over its border regions? The essays in this volume look at this relationship over a long time span, questioning whether the process of expansion was a benevolent civilizing mission.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774813341
  • Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Maps     vii
Preface     viii
Introduction   Diana Lary     1
The Centre and the Borderlands in Chinese Political Theory   Alexander Woodside     11
Ming-Qing Border Defence, the Inward Turn of Chinese Cartography, and Qing Expansion in Central Asia in the Eighteenth Century   Benjamin A. Elman     29
Marital Politics on the Manchu-Mongol Frontier in the Early Seventeenth Century   Nicola Di Cosmo     57
What Happens When Wang Yangming Crosses the Border?   Timothy Brook     74
Ming China and Its Border with Annam   Leo K. Shin     91
Embracing Victory, Effacing Defeat: Rewriting the Qing Frontier Campaigns   Peter C. Perdue     105
Tributary Relations and the Qing-Choson Frontier on Mount Paektu   Andre Schmid     126
The Amur: As River, as Border   Victor Zatsepine     151
The Ethics of Benevolence in French Colonial Vietnam: A Sino-Franco-Vietnamese Cultural Borderland   Van Nguyen-Marshall     162
A Zone of Nebulous Menace: The Guangxi/Indochina Border in the Republican Period   Diana Lary     181
Border Banishment: Rightists in the Army Farms of Beidahuang   Wang Ning     198
L'etat, c'est nous, or We Have Met theOppressor and He Is Us: The Predicament of Minority Cadres in the PRC   Stevan Harrell     221
Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives on the Periphery in Contemporary China   Pitman B. Potter     240
Bibliography     271
Contributors     291
Index     292
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