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The Cambridge history of China. Volume 9. Part 1, The Ch'ing Empire to 1800

The Cambridge history of China. Volume 9. Part 1, The Ch'ing Empire to 1800

Peterson, Willard J., editor

This volume of the Cambridge History of China considers the political, military, social, and economic developments of the Ch'ing empire to 1800. The period begins with the end of the resurgent Ming dynasty, covered in volumes 7 and 8, and ends with the beginning of the collapse of the imperial system in the nineteenth century, described in volume 10. Taken together, the ten chapters elucidate the complexities of the dynamic interactions between emperors and their servitors, between Manchus and non-Manchu populations, between various elite groups, between competing regional interests, between merchant networks and agricultural producers, between rural and urban interests, and, at work among all these tensions, between the old and new. This volume presents the changes underway in this period prior to the advent of Western imperialist military power

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Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Willard J. Peterson
ISBN: 1139053531, 9780521243346, 9781139053532
Note: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 753 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Subject: China Civilization Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.; China History Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.


  1. State buildings before 1644 / Gertraude Roth Li
  2. The Shun-chih reign / Jerry Dennerline
  3. The K'ang-hsi reign / Jonathan Spence
  4. The Yung-cheng reign / Madeleine Zelin
  5. The Ch'ien-lung reign / Alexander Woodside
  6. The conquest elite of the Ch'ing Empire / Pamela Kyle Crossley
  7. The social roles of literati in early to mid-Ch'ing / Benjamin A. Elman
  8. Women, families, and gender relations / Susan Mann
  9. Social stability and social change / William T. Rowe
  10. Economic developments, 1644-1800 / Ramon H. Myers and Yeh-Chien Wang.