In defense of Sinicization: A Rebuttal of Evelyn Rawski's “Reenvisioning the Qing”

  title={In defense of Sinicization: A Rebuttal of Evelyn Rawski's “Reenvisioning the Qing”},
  author={Ping-ti Ho},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={123 - 155}
  • P. Ho
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
In her recent presidential address, “Reenvisioning the Qing,” Professor Evelyn Sakakida Rawski attacks the “sinicization” theme originally presented as one of the five major aspects of my 1967 article, “The Significance of the Ch'ing Period in Chinese History” (Ho 1967). In her essay—frankly admitted to have been based exclusively on “recent secondary literature”—she states that “a notable outcome of the new scholarship is the rejection of the sinicization thesis and its Han-centered… 

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