The Manchu-Language Archives of the Qing Dynasty and the Origins of the Palace Memorial System

  title={The Manchu-Language Archives of the Qing Dynasty and the Origins of the Palace Memorial System},
  author={Mark C. Elliott},
  journal={Late Imperial China},
  pages={1 - 70}
  • M. Elliott
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • History
  • Late Imperial China
One of the more noteworthy recent trends in scholarship on late imperial Chinese and Inner Asian history is the growing recognition of the importance of Manchu as a research language. This change owes principally to two developments. One is the opening, beginning in the late 1970s, of the First Historical Archives of China (FHA) to general scholarly use. This liberalization inaugurated an ongoing process of discovery that has enabled historians to gain a first-hand familiarity with the variety… 
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