Empire and Identity in Guizhou: Local Resistance to Qing Expansion by Jodi L. Weinstein

Empire and Identity in Guizhou: Local Resistance to Qing Expansion

byJodi L. Weinstein

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This historical investigation describes the Qing imperial authorities? attempts to consolidate control over the Zhongjia, a non-Han population, in eighteenth-century Guizhou, a poor, remote, and environmentally harsh province in Southwest China. Far from submitting peaceably to the state?s quest for hegemony, the locals clung steadfastly to livelihood choices?chiefly illegal activities such as robbery, raiding, and banditry?that had played an integral role in their cultural and economic survival. Using archival materials, indigenous folk narratives, and ethnographic research, Jodi Weinstein shows how these seemingly subordinate populations challenged state power.

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Jodi L. Weinstein teaches history at The College of New Jersey.

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Title:Empire and Identity in Guizhou: Local Resistance to Qing ExpansionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 9, 2013Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295993278

ISBN - 13:9780295993270

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Stevan Harrell AcknowledgmentsMaps

1. Guizhou and the Livelihoods Approach to Zhongjia History

2. Natural, Human, and Historical Landscapes

3. The Consolidation of Qing Rule

4. Livelihood Choices in the Mid-Eighteenth Century

5. The Nanlong Uprising of 1797

6. A Legacy of Fragile Hegemony

Notes Chinese Glossary BibliographyIndex

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[A] brief but well-researched and contextualized study. . . [A]n important study of the late imperial encounter between the Zhongjia people of Guizhou Province in southwestern China and immigrants identified as Han, or ?Chinese,? bearing the dominant Confucian culture.

- Hugh R. Clark - Historian, The - 2015