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The Sextants of Beijing: Global Currents in Chinese History
The myth that Chinese civilization is monolithic, unchanging and perenially cut off from the rest of the world has long obscured China's diverse and dynamic history. Drawing on research, the authorExpand
The New Qing History
Pamela K. Crossley, A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. Mark C. Elliott, The Manchu Way: The Eight Banners and EthnicExpand
The Culture of War in China: Empire and the Military under the Qing Dynasty
Was the primary focus of the Qing dynasty really civil rather than military matters? In this ground-breaking book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to put warfare at the heart ofExpand
China and Western technology in the late eighteenth century
BY THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, THE BALANCE OF EUROPEAN OPINION had tilted against China. Westerners, earlier in the century almost uncritical in their admiration, came to the conclusion that theExpand
Religion, War, and Empire-Building in Eighteenth-Century China
Manchu Qing empire reached its zenith in the eighteenth century. The three great rulers of the high Qing era (1681-1796) the Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors were ambitious empire-builders,Expand
Commemorating War in Eighteenth-Century China
Reviewing his long reign in 1792, the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736–1795) hailed his military triumphs as one of its central accomplishments. To underscore the importance he ascribed to these successes,Expand