Forgery and Impersonation in Imperial China: Popular Deceptions and the High Qing State

Hardcover | February 23, 2016

byMark P. McNicholas

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Across eighteenth-century China a wide range of common people forged government documents or pretended to be officials or other agents of the state. This examination of case records and law codes traces the legal meanings and social and political contexts of small-time swindles that were punished as grave political transgressions.

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Across eighteenth-century China a wide range of common people forged government documents or pretended to be officials or other agents of the state. This examination of case records and law codes traces the legal meanings and social and political contexts of small-time swindles that were punished as grave political transgressions.

Mark McNicholas is associate professor of history at the Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0295995092

ISBN - 13:9780295995090

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Richly documented with archival sources, Forgery and Impersonation in Imperial China explores the highly advanced and standardized Qing bureaucracy and the inevitable consequences of its imperfect mastery of advanced technologies of power: forgery, counterfeit, and impersonation, which stand out as aspects of early modernity itself. - Par Cassel, author of Grounds of Judgment: Extraterritoriality and Imperial Power in Nineteenth-Century China and Japan