China Marches West The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia

ISBN-10: 0674057430
ISBN-13: 9780674057432
Edition: 2005
Authors: Peter C. Perdue
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.442

Peter C. Perdue is Professor of History at Yale University.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Names, Dates, Weights and Measures, and Chinese Characters
Introduction
History, Time, and Memory
The Qing Conquests as a World Historical Event
The Formation of the Central Eurasian States
Environments, State Building, and National Identity
The Unboundedness of Central Eurasia
Trade, Transport, and Travel
The Frontier
Zone
Isolation and Integration
The Ming, Muscovy, and Siberia, 1400-1600
The Ming and the Mongols
State Formation in Muscovy and Russian Expansion
Siberian and Chinese Frontiers
Central Eurasian Interactions and the Rise of the Manchus, 1600-1670
Building the Zunghar State
The Rise of the Manchus Mongolian Influence on the Manchu State
Early Modern State Building Compared
Contending for Power
Manchus, Mongols, and Russians in Conflict, 1670-1690
Kangxi the Ruler Galdan's Intervention
Kangxi's First Personal Expedition
The Treaty of Nerchinsk and the Excluded Middle
Eating Snow: The End of Galdan, 1690-1697
The Dolon Nor Assembly
The Battle of Jao Modo
The Emperor Rewrites History
The Final Campaigns and the Fate of Galdan
Imperial Overreach and Zunghar Survival, 1700-1731
The Rise of Tsewang Rabdan
Three Central Eurasian Travelers
The Penetration of Turkestan and Tibet
The New Emperor Changes Tack
The Final Blows, 1734-1771 Transforming the Barbarians through Trade
The Death Knell of the Zunghar State
The Conquest of Turkestan
The Return of the Torghuts
The Economic Basis of Power
Cannons on Camelback: Ecological Structures and Economic Conjunctures
Galdan the State Builder
Nian Gengyao and the Incorporation of Qinghai
Administering the Frontier
Land Settlement and Military
Colonies Deportation from Turfan
Settlement of Xinjiang
Colonization and Land
Clearance Economic Development
Harvests and Relief
Harvests and Yields
Granary Reserves
The Contribution Scandal
The Relief Campaign of 1756
Currency and Commerce
Money on the Frontier, from Song through Ming
Integration and Stabilization
Commerce as a Weapon of War
Tribute and Frontier Trade
Fixing Frontiers
Moving through the Land
Travel and Authority
Marking Space in Stone
Maps and Power
Expanding the Imperial Gaze
Marking Time: Writing Imperial History
Kangxi's Campaign History
Yongzheng and the Dayi
Juemilu Qianlong's Account of the Zunghar Mongols
A View from the Frontier
Nomadic Chronicles
Legacies and Implications
Writing the National History of Conquest
Statecraft Writers and Empire
Geopolitics and Emperor Worship
Chinese Historians and the Multicultural State
Soviet and Mongolian Attacks on Qing Aggression
Empires, Nations, and Peoples
State Building in Europe and Asia
The Political Ecology of Frontier Conquest
European, Chinese, and Inner Asian Models
Theories of Nomadic Empires
Rethinking the Qing in the World
Frontier Expansion in the Rise and Fall of the Qing
The End of the Qing State
Northwest and Southern Frontiers
The Negotiated State
Commercialization and Regionalization
Appendixes
Rulers and Reigns
The Yongzheng Emperor Reels from the News of the Disaster, 1731
Haggling at the Border
Gansu Harvests and Yields
Climate and Harvests in the Northwest
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration
Credits
Index

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