Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century

Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century

In this book Susan Naquin and Evelyn S. Rawski draw on the most recent research to provide a unique overview and reevaluation of the social history of China during this period--one of the most dynamic periods in China's early modern era.

Author: Susan Naquin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300046022

Category: History

Page: 270

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During the eighteenth century, China's new Manchu rulers consolidated their control of the largest empire China had ever known. In this book Susan Naquin and Evelyn S. Rawski draw on the most recent research to provide a unique overview and reevaluation of the social history of China during this period--one of the most dynamic periods in China's early modern era. "A lucid, original, and scholarly summary of the social, economic, and demographic history of China's last great period of glory. This will be an important book for students of Chinese history."--Jonathan Spence, Yale University "Engaging, complex, and elegantly written. . . . Absorbing and valuable: a thorough, unique, and richly detailed account of the social forms and cultural and religious life of the people."--Choice " An] interesting and well-informed survey of China between about 1680 and 1820."--W.J.F. Jenner, Asian Affairs "I would be a very odd scholar or general reader who could not derive profit from reading this elegant and painstaking survey of the social, cultural, and economic life of the Qing empire in its apparent prime. . . . A superb survey which readers may absorb and cherish."--Alexander Woodside, Pacific Affairs "A highly readable synthesis of recent secondary literature on the subject."--William S. Atwell, Journal of Asian Studies "Their coverage is comprehensive and their writing is clear and lucid. reading this book obtains one a very broad, yet penetrative, view of Chinese society at the time."--Alan P.L. Liu, Asian Thought & Society "The ground covered by this book is vast. . . . Its very breadth conveys with great clarity the extent of current knowledge of premodern China: it also serves as an excellent introduction to the social history of the Qing dynasty."--Hugh D.R. Baker, China Quarterly "This is a most challenging work and ambitious work. . . . Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century give both the general reader and also the historian who does not study China a tool for grounding himself or herself in the basic patterns and trends that could be found in eighteenth century China as well as in the problems the specialists are now exploring. The book is also of great value to students of traditional and modern China, for it serves to synthesize much of the new literature on China in the High Qing. Thus it serves the 'China hand' as a state of the field essay that shows just where we are even as it suggests directions for future research."--Murray A. Rubinstein, American Asian Review "This excellent book provides an intelligent summary our rapidly changing understanding of Chinese society in a crucial century of political stability and economic and demographic expansion. Susan Naquin and Evelyn S. Rawski are distinguished contributors to the field, energetically engaged in its multinational communication networks."--John E. Wills, Jr., American Historical Review
Categories: History

Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century

Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century

In this book Susan Naquin and Evelyn S. Rawski draw on the most recent research to provide a unique overview and reevaluation of the social history of China during this period--one of the most dynamic periods in China’s early modern era.

Author: Susan Naquin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300161948

Category: China

Page: 270

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Categories: China

Secret Societies Reconsidered Perspectives on the Social History of Early Modern South China and Southeast Asia

Secret Societies Reconsidered  Perspectives on the Social History of Early Modern South China and Southeast Asia

A discussion of the development of secret societies within China and among Chinese communities in colonial Southeast Asia in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

Author: David Ownby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315288031

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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A discussion of the development of secret societies within China and among Chinese communities in colonial Southeast Asia in the late 18th and 19th centuries.
Categories: Social Science

State and Society in Eighteenth century China

State and Society in Eighteenth century China

The Chinese self-image in the eighteenth century was as close to the historical reality from which it was abstracted as any idealized construct. This book describes the conditions that characterized Ch'ing society during its glory days.

Author: Albert Feuerwerker

Publisher: Ann Arbor : Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081236692

Category: History

Page: 120

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China in the reign of the Ch'ien-lung emperor was confident, prosperous, internally at peace, unchallenged at its frontiers. The Chinese self-image in the eighteenth century was as close to the historical reality from which it was abstracted as any idealized construct. This book describes the conditions that characterized Ch'ing society during its glory days.
Categories: History

Disgraceful Matters

Disgraceful Matters

Looking beyond the familiar trappings of the cult of female chastity—such as hagiographies of widows and chastity shrines--in late imperial China, this book explores the cult's political significance and practical ramifications in ...

Author: Janet Theiss

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520930665

Category: History

Page: 296

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Looking beyond the familiar trappings of the cult of female chastity—such as hagiographies of widows and chastity shrines--in late imperial China, this book explores the cult's political significance and practical ramifications in everyday life during the eighteenth century. In the first full-length study of the subject, Janet Theiss examines a vast number of laws, legal cases, regulations, and policies to illustrate the social and political processes through which female virtue was defined, enforced, and contested. Along the way, she provides rich details of social life and cultural practices among ordinary Chinese people through narratives of criminal cases of sexual assault, harassment, adultery, and domestic violence.
Categories: History

Eighteenth century Ceramics

Eighteenth century Ceramics

Using documents, diaries, novels and conventions of the time, this volume describes the social uses and cultural meanings of fine ceramics in the 18th century: porcelain, blue and white earthenware and creamwares.

Author: Sarah Richards

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719044650

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 236

View: 631

Using documents, diaries, novels and conventions of the time, this volume describes the social uses and cultural meanings of fine ceramics in the 18th century: porcelain, blue and white earthenware and creamwares. Rather than placing the objects themselves at the centre, this approach focuses on the people who used, criticized, sold and stole them, and investigates the impact these products had on the practical and imaginative lives of the 18th-century middle class. These middling sort of people were now able to provide refined receptacles to support the social rituals of polite society and these artefacts were invested with values and emblematic meanings alongside their practical or ornamental functions.
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

Peking

Peking

The central character in Susan Naquin's extraordinary new book is the city of Peking during the Ming and Qing periods.

Author: Susan Naquin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520923456

Category: History

Page: 850

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The central character in Susan Naquin's extraordinary new book is the city of Peking during the Ming and Qing periods. Using the city's temples as her point of entry, Naquin carefully excavates Peking's varied public arenas, the city's transformation over five centuries, its human engagements, and its rich cultural imprint. This study shows how modern Beijing's glittering image as China's great and ancient capital came into being and reveals the shifting identities of a much more complex past, one whose rich social and cultural history Naquin splendidly evokes. Temples, by providing a place where diverse groups could gather without the imprimatur of family or state, made possible a surprising assortment of community-building and identity-defining activities. By revealing how religious establishments of all kinds were used for fairs, markets, charity, tourism, politics, and leisured sociability, Naquin shows their decisive impact on Peking and, at the same time, illuminates their little-appreciated role in Chinese cities generally. Lacking most of the conventional sources for urban history, she has relied particularly on a trove of commemorative inscriptions that express ideas about the relationship between human beings and gods, about community service and public responsibility, about remembering and being remembered. The result is a book that will be essential reading in the field of Chinese studies for years to come.
Categories: History

Chinese Reportage

Chinese Reportage

Chinese Society in the Eighteenth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987), 56-124. Jonathan Spence dramatically illustrates the rise in social prestige of merchants in areas of high commercial and financial activity in the ...

Author: Charles A. Laughlin

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UOM:39015055828712

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 334

View: 339

DIVExplores the origins of Chinese reportage (journalism) in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and develops an understanding of the aesthetics that governed the creation of this literature./div
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines