The Resource Empire and identity in Guizhou : local resistance to Qing expansion, Jodi L. Weinstein ; foreword by Stevan Harrell

Empire and identity in Guizhou : local resistance to Qing expansion, Jodi L. Weinstein ; foreword by Stevan Harrell

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Empire and identity in Guizhou : local resistance to Qing expansion
Title
Empire and identity in Guizhou
Title remainder
local resistance to Qing expansion
Statement of responsibility
Jodi L. Weinstein ; foreword by Stevan Harrell
Title variation
Local resistance to Qing expansion
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Empire and Identity in Guizhou is a study of stormy ethnic relations in eighteenth-century Guizhou Province between the Qing state and the Zhongjia ethnic group, which culminated in the Nanlong Uprising in 1797. As the imperial state extended its control into frontier areas such as Mongolia, Tibet, and the southwest, it encountered difficulty incorporating non-Han people into the empire. The Zhongjia in particular were difficult to control, because the state could not employ religion as a political tool, as it did with ethnic minorities who were Buddhist; nor were literary tactics useful with the nonliterate Zhongjia. Weinstein shows how the Zhongjia maintained autonomy through livelihood choices, and how their "creative resistance" ranged from subterfuge to outright rebellion. This engagingly written and dramatic case study demonstrates how the Qing empire really worked and contributes toward a broader understanding of imperialism and colonialism"--
  • "This historical investigation describes the Qing imperial authorities' attempts to consolidate control over the Zhongjia, a non-Han population, in eighteenth-century Guizhou, a poor, remote, and environmentally harsh province in Southwest China. Far from submitting peaceably to the state's quest for hegemony, the locals clung steadfastly to livelihood choices--chiefly illegal activities such as robbery, raiding, and banditry--that had played an integral role in their cultural and economic survival. Using archival materials, indigenous folk narratives, and ethnographic research, Jodi L. Weinstein shows how these seemingly subordinate populations challenged state power. Jodi L. Weinstein teaches history at The College of New Jersey"--
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Dewey number
951/.3400495919
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS793.K8
LC item number
W444 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on ethnic groups in China
Label
Empire and identity in Guizhou : local resistance to Qing expansion, Jodi L. Weinstein ; foreword by Stevan Harrell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Guizhou and the livelihoods approach to Zhongjia history -- Natural, human, and historical landscapes -- The consolidation of Qing rule -- Livelihood choices in the mid-eighteenth century -- The Nanlong uprising of 1797 -- A legacy of fragile hegemony
Control code
ocn860711269
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295804811
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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maps
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)860711269
  • pebcs0295804815

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