Introduction: The Significance of the Qianlong-Jiaqing Transition in Qing History

  title={Introduction: The Significance of the Qianlong-Jiaqing Transition in Qing History},
  author={William T. Rowe},
  journal={Late Imperial China},
  pages={74 - 88}
  • W. Rowe
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Late Imperial China
Over the past decades, we have learned a great deal about the Qing’s “prosperous age” (shengshi) of the eighteenth century, and about the first kaifang era of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But the first half of the nineteenth century, and especially the reign of the Jiaqing emperor (1796–1820) have, in general, attracted much less scholarly attention. The appearance in 1978 of Susan Mann Jones and Philip A. Kuhn’s landmark Cambridge History of China article on the early… Expand
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