ISBN-10:
0520234243
ISBN-13:
9780520234246
Pub. Date:
04/16/2002
Publisher:
University of California Press
A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology / Edition 1

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

by Pamela Kyle Crossley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520234246
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 04/16/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About 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).

Table of Contents

List of Mapsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Ideology, Rulership, and History9
Conquest and the Blessing of the Past29
Imperial Universalism and Circumscription of Identity36
Part IThe Great Wall53
1Trial by Identity57
A Discourse on Ancestry58
Political Names in Nurgan74
The Liaodongese84
2The Character of Loyalty89
The Early Nikan Spectrum90
Conquest and Distinctions99
Personifications of Fidelity116
Part IIThe Father's House129
3Boundaries of Rule135
Origins of the Khanship138
The Collegial Impulse157
The Reinvention of Treason167
4Empire and Identity177
Subjugation and Equality178
Generating Imperial Authority185
Authenticity192
Surpassing Limits205
Part IIIThe Celestial Pillar217
5The Wheel-Turning King223
The Center224
Debating the Past246
The Power of Speech262
6The Universal Prospect281
The Banner Elites285
Shady Pasts290
Manchuness296
Following Chinggis311
The Empty Constituency327
Postscript: Race and Revolution at the End of the Empire337
Bibliography363
Abbreviations389
Index391

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