Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

by Seonmin Kim
Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912

by Seonmin Kim

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"Kim makes a very important contribution to our knowledge of the conceptions of territory and foreign relations of both the Qing dynasty and Choson Korea. Her work is superbly detailed, focusing on specific incidents of border conflict, border crossing, and border trade. She illuminates the special social history of the border region, beyond simple diplomatic history, integrating economic analysis with social and political description."—Peter C. Perdue, Yale University 

"Following the lucrative ginseng trail across the mountains of Manchuria, Seonmin Kim explores the processes whereby the imperial Qing borderland with Choson Korea gradually disappeared, replaced by modern national boundaries. This well-researched study shows the surprising power of weaker actors over the strong and will be of value to historians interested in frontiers, territoriality, and migration."—Mark Elliott, Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Harvard University


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520295995
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Seonmin Kim is Associate Professor at the Research Institute of Korean Studies at Korea University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Note on Transcriptions and Conventions
Note on Weights and Measures

Introduction
1. From Frontier to Borderland
2. Making the Borderland
3. Managing the Borderland
4. Movement of People and Money
5. From Borderland to Border
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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