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A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology

Pamela KyleCrossley

Abstract

In this landmark exploration of the origins of nationalism and cultural identity in China, the author traces the ways in which a large, early modern empire of Eurasia, the Qing (1636–1912), incorporated neighboring, but disparate, political traditions into a new style of emperorship. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, including Manchu, Korean, and Chinese archival materials, she argues that distortions introduced in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century historical records have blinded scholars to the actual course of events in the early years of the dynasty. The study examines the rel ... More

Keywords: nationalism, cultural identity, Qing dynasty, Eurasia, emperorship, Manchu, China, Korea

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520215665
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520215665.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pamela KyleCrossley, author