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White Lotus rebels and south China pirates : crisis and reform in the Qing empire, Wensheng Wang

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White Lotus rebels and south China pirates : crisis and reform in the Qing empire
Title
White Lotus rebels and south China pirates
Title remainder
crisis and reform in the Qing empire
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Wensheng Wang
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The reign of Emperor Jiaqing (1796-1820 CE) has long occupied an awkward position in studies of China's last dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911 CE). Conveniently marking a watershed between the prosperous eighteenth century and the tragic post-Opium War era, this quarter century has nevertheless been glossed over as an unremarkable interlude separating two well-studied epochs of great transformation. White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates presents a major reassessment of this misunderstood period by examining how the emperors, bureaucrats, and foreigners responded to the two crises that shaped the transition from the Qianlong to the Jiaqing reign. Wensheng Wang argues that the dramatic combination of internal uprising and transnational piracy, rather than being a hallmark of inexorable dynastic decline, propelled the Manchu court to reorganize itself through a series of modifications in policymaking and bureaucratic structure. The resulting Jiaqing reforms initiated a process of state retreat that pulled the Qing Empire out of a cycle of aggressive overextension and resistance, and back onto a more sustainable track of development. Although this pragmatic striving for political sustainability was unable to save the dynasty from ultimate collapse, it represented a durable and constructive approach to the compounding problems facing the late Qing regime and helped sustain it for another century. As one of the most comprehensive accounts of the Jiaqing reign, White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates provides a fresh understanding of this significant turning point in China's long imperial history." -- Publisher's description
  • The reign of Emperor Jiaqing (1796-1820 CE) has long occupied an awkward position in studies of China's last dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911 CE). Conveniently marking a watershed between the prosperous eighteenth century and the tragic post-Opium War era, this quarter century has nevertheless been glossed over as an unremarkable interlude separating two well-studied epochs of great transformation. White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates presents a major reassessment of this misunderstood period by examining how the emperors, bureaucrats, and foreigners responded to the two crises that shaped the transition from the Qianlong to the Jiaqing reign. Wensheng Wang argues that the dramatic combination of internal uprising and transnational piracy, rather than being a hallmark of inexorable dynastic decline, propelled the Manchu court to reorganize itself through a series of modifications in policymaking and bureaucratic structure. The resulting Jiaqing reforms initiated a process of state retreat that pulled the Qing Empire out of a cycle of aggressive overextension and resistance, and back onto a more sustainable track of development. Although this pragmatic striving for political sustainability was unable to save the dynasty from ultimate collapse, it represented a durable and constructive approach to the compounding problems facing the late Qing regime and helped sustain it for another century. As one of the most comprehensive accounts of the Jiaqing reign, White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates provides a fresh understanding of this significant turning point in China's long imperial history. --Amazon.com
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wang, Wensheng
Dewey number
951/.033
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS756
LC item number
.W36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piracy
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • White Lotus Rebellion (China : 1796-1804)
  • Piracy
  • Political science
Label
White Lotus rebels and south China pirates : crisis and reform in the Qing empire, Wensheng Wang
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Contextualizing Crises -- 1. Origins of the Qianlong6Jiaqing Crises -- II. A View from the Bottom -- 2. The White Lotus Rebellion in the Han River Highlands -- 3. The Piracy Crisis in the South China Sea -- III. A View from the Top -- 4. Court Politics and Imperial Visions -- 5. The Inner White Lotus Rebellion -- 6. The Jiaqing Reforms -- 7. The Piracy Crisis and Foreign Diplomacy -- Conclusion
Control code
840460714
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780674725317
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840460714
Label
White Lotus rebels and south China pirates : crisis and reform in the Qing empire, Wensheng Wang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Contextualizing Crises -- 1. Origins of the Qianlong6Jiaqing Crises -- II. A View from the Bottom -- 2. The White Lotus Rebellion in the Han River Highlands -- 3. The Piracy Crisis in the South China Sea -- III. A View from the Top -- 4. Court Politics and Imperial Visions -- 5. The Inner White Lotus Rebellion -- 6. The Jiaqing Reforms -- 7. The Piracy Crisis and Foreign Diplomacy -- Conclusion
Control code
840460714
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780674725317
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013025025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)840460714

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