Boundaries And Beyond: China's Maritime Southeast In Late Imperial Times by Ng Chin-KeongBoundaries And Beyond: China's Maritime Southeast In Late Imperial Times by Ng Chin-Keong

Boundaries And Beyond: China's Maritime Southeast In Late Imperial Times

byNg Chin-Keong

Hardcover | April 15, 2017

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Using the concept of boundaries, both physical and cultural, to explain the development of China’s maritime southeast and its interactions across maritime East Asia and the broader Asian Seas, this book offers a new way of understanding Chinese history in the late Imperial period. Ng Chin-keong examines social boundaries between “us” and “them;” challenges to rigid demarcations posed by the state; movements of people, goods, and ideas across borders and among cultures; and the line between tradition and innovation. The result is a novel way of understanding China’s relations with neighboring territories and people as well as the nature of tradition in China and its persistence in the face of changing circumstances.
 
Ng Chin-keong was professor of Chinese history at the National University of Singapore until his retirement in 2006. He is the author of Trade and Society: The Amoy Network on the China Coast, 1683-1735, also published by the National University of Singapore Press.
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Title:Boundaries And Beyond: China's Maritime Southeast In Late Imperial TimesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:568 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:NUS Press Pte LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9814722014

ISBN - 13:9789814722018

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“Chin-keong brings together the work of forty years of meticulous research on the manifold activities of the coastal Fujian and Guangdong peoples during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Since the publication of his classic study, Trade and Society: The Amoy Network on the China Coast, 1683–1735, he has been pursuing deeper historical questions behind their trading achievements. Here he deals with many vital questions that help us understand the nature of maritime China, and puts his answers in a longer perspective. With China once again fully engaged with the ocean, this volume makes compelling reading.”