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The Resource China's last empire : the great Qing, William T. Rowe

China's last empire : the great Qing, William T. Rowe

Label
China's last empire : the great Qing
Title
China's last empire
Title remainder
the great Qing
Statement of responsibility
William T. Rowe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West." "The Great Qing was the second major Chinese empire ruled by foreigners. Three strong Manchu emperors worked diligently to secure an alliance with the conquered Ming gentry, though many of their social edicts - especially the requirement that ethnic Han men wear queues - were fiercely resisted. As advocates of a "universal" empire, Qing rulers also achieved an enormous expansion of the Chinese realm over the course of three centuries, including the conquest and incorporation of Turkic and Tibetan peoples in the west, vast migration into the southwest, and the colonization of Taiwan." "Despite this geographic range and the accompanying social and economic complexity, the Qing ideal of "small government" worked well when outside threats were minimal. But the nineteenth-century Opium Wars forced China to become a player in a predatory international contest involving Western powers, while the devastating uprisings of the Taiping and Boxer rebellions signaled an urgent need for internal reform. Comprehensive state-mandated changes during the early twentieth century were not enough to hold back the nationalist tide of 1911, but they provided a new foundation for the Republican and Communist states that would follow."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowe, William T
Dewey number
951/.03
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS754
LC item number
.R84 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of imperial China
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
China
Label
China's last empire : the great Qing, William T. Rowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Conquest -- Governance -- High Qing -- Society -- Commerce -- Crises -- Rebellion -- Restoration -- Imperialism -- Revolution -- Conclusion -- Emperors and dynasties -- Pronunciation guide
Control code
ocm316327256
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780674036123
Lccn
2009011232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316327256
  • (Sirsi) a1110636
Label
China's last empire : the great Qing, William T. Rowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Conquest -- Governance -- High Qing -- Society -- Commerce -- Crises -- Rebellion -- Restoration -- Imperialism -- Revolution -- Conclusion -- Emperors and dynasties -- Pronunciation guide
Control code
ocm316327256
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780674036123
Lccn
2009011232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)316327256
  • (Sirsi) a1110636

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