Emperor Qianlong Son of Heaven, Man of the World

ISBN-10: 0321084446

ISBN-13: 9780321084446

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mark Elliott, Peter N. Stearns

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Emporer Qianlongis an intimate and provocative account of the Manchu emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), one of the worldrsquo;s great empire-builders, who helped build the foundation of the modern Chinese nation. nbsp; During the 64 years of Qianlongrsquo;s rule, Chinarsquo;s population more than doubled, its territory increased by one-third, its cities flourished, and its manufactures - tea, silk, porcelain - were principal items of international commerce. Based on original Chinese and Manchu-language sources, and drawing on the latest scholarship, this is thenbsp; biography of the man who, in presiding over imperial Chinarsquo;s last golden epoch, created the geographic and demographic framework of modern China. nbsp; This accessible account describes the personal struggles and public drama surrounding one of the major political figures of the early modern age, with special consideration given to the emperorrsquo;s efforts to rise above ethnic divisions and to encompass the political and religious traditions of Han Chinese, Mongols, Tibetans, Turks, and other peoples of his realm. nbsp; In addition to becoming familiar with one of the most remarkable figures in world history, readers will find that learning about Emperor Qianlong will add greatly to their appreciation of Chinarsquo;s place in the world of the eighteenth century and deepen their understanding of Chinarsquo;s place in the world today. nbsp; nbsp; SH3 History: World History SH0302 World History II (Since 1500) (AB) SH3 History: World History SH0310 History of the Far East (AB) SH3 History: World History SH0311 History of China (AB)
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Book details

List price: $32.20
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History.  His numerous books include World History in Documents ;  American Behavioral History ; and Anxious Parents .

Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
List of Maps and Illustrations
Emperor in the Making
Death of an Emperor
Rearing a Prince
Young Hungli
Destined to Rule
Favorite Son
Qianlong Takes Charge
The New Emperor
Overview of the Qing Imperium
His Father's Legacy
First Steps
Experiments with Authority
The Emperor's Schedule
Early Successes on the Frontier
Consolidator or Innovator?
Finding His Stride
Family, Ritual, and Dynastic Rule
Filial Son
Qianlong and His Mother
Married to the Emperor
Death of an Empress
More Hair-Cutting
The Lonely Widower
All My Children
The Dilemma of Manchu Success
Condemned by Success
The Jin Precedent
The Creation of the Manchus
The Dilemma of the Manchu Occupation
The Power of Words
Inventing History
Taming Shamanic Rites
Warrior Ways
Hunting for Real Men
Protecting the Roots
The Peripatetic Sovereign
The Politics of Touring
You Can Go Home Again
The Buddhist Pilgrim
The Ardent Confucian
The Southern Tours
Building the Empire
The Warrior King
The Conquest of the Far West: The First Dzungar Campaign
The Second Dzungar Campaign
The Conquest of the Tarim
The Limits of Empire
The Qing and Islam
Inscribing Victory
Mapping Victory
The Look of Victory
Renaissance Man
A Portrait of the Artist
The Poet
The Collector
Possessing the World
The Patron of Letters
The Censor
Intellectual Agendas
Qing China and the World
Foreign Relations and the Tribute System
In His Majesty's Special Service
Guests from Afar
All the Tea in China
The Macartney Mission
China in the World
Order and Decline in the Late Qianlong Era
The Later Qianlong Empire
Qianlong and Tibet
Population and Economy
Securing the People's Welfare
Limits of Authority
He�en and the Perennial Problem of Corruption
The Center Cannot Hold
The Final Act
Pronunciation Key and Glossary
Timeline of the Qianlong Era
Bibliographic Essay
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