Research Trends in Asia: “Writing History during a Prosperous Age”: The New Qing History Project

  title={Research Trends in Asia: “Writing History during a Prosperous Age”: The New Qing History Project},
  author={Zhao Ma},
  journal={Late Imperial China},
  pages={120 - 145}
  • Zhao Ma
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Late Imperial China
Ever since its collapse in 1911, the Qing Empire has attracted widespread scholarly attention both in China and abroad. At the turn of the twentieth-first century, the study of Qing history gained new momentum in the People’s Republic of China when the State Council committed hundreds of millions of RMB and launched a major project with the mission to compile a comprehensive new history of the Qing Dynasty. This massive research project thus far has involved more than 1,600 researchers from… Expand
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