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Manchu Way The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China

ISBN-10: 0804746842
ISBN-13: 9780804746847
Edition: 2001
Authors: Mark C. Elliott
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

In 1644, the Manchus, a relatively unknown people inhabiting China's northeastern frontier, overthrew the Ming, Asia's mightiest rulers, and established the Qing dynasty, This book supplies a radically new perspective on the formative period of the modern Chinese nation.

List of Maps and Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Note on Transcription and Other Conventions
Qing Reign Periods
Introduction. The Problem with the Manchus
Ethnic Sovereignty and Pax Manjurica
The "Manchu Way,"
Manchu or Bannerman?
Thinking Again About Ethnicity in Late Imperial China
"Barbarians" and "Chinese": Competing Views of the Manchus in History
Sinicization and the Manchus
New Narratives
Structures of Eight Banner Society
The Eight Banners and the Origins of the Manchus
What Was the Eight Banners?
Myths of Manchu Origins
Who Were the Jurchens?
The Jianzhou Ascendancy
Roots of Power: The Formation of the Eight Banners
Roots of Identity: The Banners and the Manchu Nation Under Hong Taiji
The Mongol and Chinese Banners
Hierarchies of Ethnicity and Status in the Banners
Manchu Cities: Tigers on the Mountain
Garrisons Before the Conquest
Outline of the Qing Occupation
Manchu Apartheid and the Division of Beijing
Manchu Cities in the Provinces
Close Quarters
The Idea of Occupation
Garrison Dyarchy
The Emperor's Men
The Nature of the Banner Bureaucracy
The Garrison General
The Garrison Lieutenant General and Other Staff
Relations with the Civil Bureaucracy
Bannermen to the Rescue
Rage and Praise: Letters to the Emperor
Banner Administration and the Manchu Nation
Patterns of Banner Life
The Iron Rice Bowl of Banner Privilege
At the Training Ground
From Chase to Campaign
Eating the Emperor's Rice
A Privileged People
Among the Nikan
The Manchu-Han "Family"
Family Quarrels
Ethnic Transactions
Mediating Between Manchu and Han
Master and Slave
Ethnic Tension and Coexistence
Resident Aliens
Manchu Shamanism
Manchu Names and Naming Practices
The Place of Manchu Women
Dimensions of the Manchu Diaspora
No Place Like Home
Matters of Life and Death
Resident Aliens
The Crises of the Eighteenth Century
Whither the Manchu Way?
Acculturation and the Manchu Way
Living the Good Life
The "National" Language
Slip of the Tongue
Language and Identity
Saving the Banner System
The Costs of the Banner System
The Ways of Poverty
Secondary Status in the Banners
Genealogy and the Reforms of Banner Household Registration
Mutable Identities
Poor Relations: The Eight Banner Chinese
Sacrificing the Chinese Bannermen
Bannerman and Manchu
Conclusion. Manchu Identity and Manchu Rule in China
How Did They Do It?
What Did It Matter?
Note on the Size of the Eight Banner Population
Ranks in the Eight Banners
Foundation and Expansion of Provincial Garrisons
Notes
Chinese Character Glossary
References
Index

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