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 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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Sheds new light on the interstices among state, society, and economy . . . [and] expands the field of Chinese social and legal history.

- Thomas Buoye, author of Manslaughter, Markets, and Moral Economy: Violent Disputes over Property Rights in Eighteenth-Century China