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The Cambridge History of China: Volume 9, The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800, Part 2

Willard J. Peterson, Jr.



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Cambridge University Press
15 March 2018
Asian history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
Volume 9, Part 2 of The Cambridge History of China is the second of two volumes which together explore the political, social and economic developments of the Ch'ing Empire during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries prior to the arrival of Western military power. Across fifteen chapters, a team of leading historians explore how the eighteenth century's greatest contiguous empire in terms of geographical size, population, wealth, cultural production, political order and military domination peaked and then began to unravel. The book sheds new light on the changing systems deployed under the Ch'ing dynasty to govern its large, multi-ethnic Empire and surveys the dynasty's complex relations with neighbouring states and Europe. In this compelling and authoritative account of a significant era of early modern Chinese history, the volume illustrates the ever-changing nature of the Ch'ing Empire, and provides context for the unforeseeable challenges that the nineteenth century would bring.
Edited by:   Willard J. Peterson Jr.
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 230mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 50mm
Weight:   1.260kg
ISBN:   9781108461597
ISBN 10:   110846159X
Series:   The Cambridge History of China
Pages:   846
Publication Date:   15 March 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Willard J. Peterson is the Gordon Wu Professor of Chinese Studies at Princeton University, New Jersey. He is the editor of Volume 9 of The Cambridge History of China series, and is also author of two chapters in Volume 8 of the series. His main field is Ming-Ch'ing intellectual history.

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