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This item:A Translucent Mirror . IN THIS LANDMARK EXPLORATION of the origins of nationalism and concepts of racial identity in China, Pamela Kyle Crossley traces the shifting ideologies of a large, early modern land-based empire, the Qing (1636-1912)

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). IN THIS LANDMARK EXPLORATION of the origins of nationalism and concepts of racial identity in China, Pamela Kyle Crossley traces the shifting ideologies of a large, early modern land-based empire, the Qing (1636-1912). Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, Crossley argues that motifs introduced under the Qing in the eighteenth century - part of the crystallizing categories of identity that the Qing themselves promoted - continue to distort the modern understanding of Qing origins.

Crossley's book will alter current understandings of the Qing emperorship, the evolution of concepts of ethnicity, and the legacy of Qing . Ideology Rulership and History. 29. Imperial Universalism and Circumscription of Identity.

Crossley's book will alter current understandings of the Qing emperorship, the evolution of concepts of ethnicity, and the legacy of Qing rule for modern Chinese nationalism. 9. Conquest and the Blessing of the Past.

A Translucent Mirror book. This groundbreaking study examines the relationship between the increasingly abstract ideology of the centralizing emperorship of the Qing and the establishment of concepts of identity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, before the advent of nationalism in China.

This groundbreaking study examines the relationship between the increasingly abstract ideology of the centralizing emperorship of the Qing and the establishment of concepts of identity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, before the advent of nationalism in China.

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Broadraven
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Maman
Map on pp 4-5 of Qing Empire Boundaries shows Lake Baikal and Lake Balkash transposed. Otherwise, this is an insightful study.

Thomand
Though this book won the Levenson prize, the book is poorly organized, the writing style is too convoluted, and information is too repetitive (the story of Nurhaci seeking revenge for his daughter is repeated at least four times throughout the book). The various points of the chapters are buried in great amounts of detail, in addition to the various tangents that divert the readers' attention. There is also a lack of references to what sources the author is using, though the reader can assume that she is using both Chinese and Manchu sources. The book's inconsistent chronology may also confuse many readers who are unfamiliar with Qing history.

It would also be better to skip the introduction, and return to it after reading the body chapters.

The book is probably better read in juxtaposition with Mark Elliott's Manchu Way.

catterpillar
I am no expert in Chinese history, so I admit I may not be Crossley's intended audience. The point of each chapter is difficult to find, lost in the mire of names and places. The thought process is difficult to follow, and I found myself reading and rereading convoluted sentences that exceeded ten lines in length.

No doubt this work contributes to scholarly understanding of Qing ruling style. It just does so in a way that is difficult to follow.

Zulurr
I am serious reader about Chinese history, so take my comments with that in mind. This book is not recommended for those who want a quick read or a review of the usual clichés about China. But if you think you know a lot about China in the past four hundred years, this book will blow your mind. Get ready for a major renovation of your attitudes. If you care about China --or just about History-- this book will stay on your mind for a very long time. In fact I got sort of obsessed about it --don't let that happen to you!

Qiahmagha
Wonderful book, very important.

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