New Qing Imperial History: The Making Of Inner Asian Empire At Qing Chengde by Ruth W. DunnellNew Qing Imperial History: The Making Of Inner Asian Empire At Qing Chengde by Ruth W. Dunnell

New Qing Imperial History: The Making Of Inner Asian Empire At Qing Chengde

byRuth W. Dunnell, Mark C. Elliott, Philippe Foret

Paperback | August 12, 2011

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New Qing Imperial Historyuses the Manchu summer capital of Chengde and associated architecture, art and ritual activity as the focus for an exploration of the importance of Inner Asia and Tibet to the Qing Empire (1636-1911). Well-known contributors argue that the Qing was not simply another Chinese dynasty, but was deeply engaged in Inner Asia not only militarily, but culturally, politically and ideologically.

Emphasizing the diverse range of peoples in the Qing empire, this book analyzes the importance to Chinese history of Manchu relations with Tibetan prelates, Mongolian chieftains, and the Turkic elites of Xinjiang. In offering a new appreciation of a culturally and politically complex period, the authors discuss the nature and representation of emperorship, especially under Qianlong (r. 1736-1795), and examine the role of ritual in relations with Inner Asia, including the vaunted (but overrated) tribute system.

By using a specific artifact or text as a starting point for analysis in each chapter, the contributors not only include material previously unavailable in English but allow the reader an intimate knowledge of life at Chengde and its significance to the Qing period as a whole.
James A. Millwardis Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University, USA.Ruth W. Dunnellis James Storer Associate Professor of History at Kenyon College, Ohio, USA.Mark C. Elliottis Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Harvard University, USA.Philippe For'is a Research Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation, a...
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Title:New Qing Imperial History: The Making Of Inner Asian Empire At Qing ChengdeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:August 12, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415511186

ISBN - 13:9780415511186

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Chengde as Inner Asian Capital  Part 2: Rituals of Empire  Part 3: The Emperor's Many Faces  Part 4: Voices from Chengde