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The The Cambridge History of China The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800: Volume 9, Part 2 (Hardcover, Volume 9, The Ch’ing Empire to... The The Cambridge History of China The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800: Volume 9, Part 2 (Hardcover, Volume 9, The Ch’ing Empire to 1800)
Willard J. Peterson
R2,879 Discovery Miles 28 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

The The Cambridge History of China The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800: Volume 9, Part 2 (Paperback): Willard J. Peterson The The Cambridge History of China The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800: Volume 9, Part 2 (Paperback)
Willard J. Peterson
R1,136 Discovery Miles 11 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 - Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions (Paperback): John E. Wills China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 - Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions (Paperback)
John E. Wills; Contributions by John Cranmer-Byng, Willard J. Peterson, John W Witek
R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

China and Maritime Europe, 1500 1800 looks at early modern China in some of its most complicated and intriguing relations with a world of increasing global interconnection. New World silver, Chinese tea, Jesuit astronomers at the Chinese court, and merchants and marauders of all kinds play important roles here. Although pieces of these stories have been told before, these chapters provide the fullest and clearest available summaries, based on sources in Chinese and in European languages, making this information accessible to students and scholars interested in the growing connections among continents and civilizations in the early modern period.

The The Cambridge History of China: Volume 9, Part 1 - The Ch'ing Empire to 1800 (Hardcover, Volume 9): Willard J. Peterson The The Cambridge History of China: Volume 9, Part 1 - The Ch'ing Empire to 1800 (Hardcover, Volume 9)
Willard J. Peterson
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume of The Cambridge History of China considers the political, military, social, and economic developments of the Ch'ing empire to 1800. The period begins with the end of the resurgent Ming dynasty, covered in Volumes 7 and 8, and ends with the beginning of the collapse of the imperial system in the nineteenth century, described in Volume 10. Ten chapters elucidate the complexities of the dynamic interactions between emperors and their servitors, Manchus and non-Manchu populations, various elite groups, competing regional interests, merchant networks and agricultural producers, and rural and urban interests, and, at work among all these tensions, between old and new. China under the Ch'ing dynasty changed, and this volume presents these changes underway in the period prior to the advent of Western imperialist military power.

The Power of Culture: Studies in Chinese Cultural History (Hardcover): Willard J. Peterson The Power of Culture: Studies in Chinese Cultural History (Hardcover)
Willard J. Peterson
R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Special order

A symposium of essays presented in honor of T. T. Ch'en and F. W. Mote on the occasion of their retirement from the East Asian Studies Department of Princeton University. The participants and contributors are all renowned scholars in Chinese studies, including K. C. Chang, Tsu-lin Mei, Shuen-fu Lin, Yu-kung Kao, Donald Holzman, John Hay, Jao Tsung-i, Peter Bol, Richard Barnhart, Shou-chien Shih, Kang-i Sun Chang, Andrew Lo, Keith McMahon, Ju-hsi Chou, Derk Bodde and the editors.

China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 - Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions (Hardcover): John E. Wills China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800 - Trade, Settlement, Diplomacy, and Missions (Hardcover)
John E. Wills; Contributions by John Cranmer-Byng, Willard J. Peterson, John W Witek
R1,521 Discovery Miles 15 210 Special order

China and Maritime Europe, 1500 1800 looks at early modern China in some of its most complicated and intriguing relations with a world of increasing global interconnection. New World silver, Chinese tea, Jesuit astronomers at the Chinese court, and merchants and marauders of all kinds play important roles here. Although pieces of these stories have been told before, these chapters provide the fullest and clearest available summaries, based on sources in Chinese and in European languages, making this information accessible to students and scholars interested in the growing connections among continents and civilizations in the early modern period.

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