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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 119

Ethnic Chrysalis

China’s Orochen People and the Legacy of Qing Borderland Administration

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$75.00 • £60.95 • €67.50

ISBN 9780674237193

Publication Date: 04/02/2019


364 pages

6 x 9 inches

3 photos, 1 map, 10 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


  • List of Illustrations and Tables*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Conventions for Transliteration, Dates, and Measurements
  • Personnel Ranks and Units in the Qing Military and Civil Bureaucracies
  • Introduction
  • 1. From Tribe to Banner, Domain to Region
  • 2. The Heilongjiang Administrative Region
  • 3. Multipurpose Specialists
  • 4. The Finale of the Frontier
  • 5. Region, Heritage, and Belonging
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations and Tables
    • Map. The Manchuria–Siberia Border and Major Garrisons of Heilongjiang during the Qing Dynasty
    • Figures
      • 1. “Kumar Road” Sign, Xinsheng Orochen Ethnic Township, Heilongjiang
      • 2. Contemporary Orochen House, Xinsheng Orochen Ethnic Township, Heilongjiang
      • 3. Orochen Clay Figurines, Former Residence of Xue Fucheng, Wuxi, Jiangsu
    • Tables
      • 2.1. Types and Amounts of Non-Fur Tribute Collected in Heilongjiang
      • 2.2. Sable Pelt Tribute Collected in Heilongjiang in 1697 and 1701
      • 3.1. Outposts in the Amur River Region (East of the Qing–Russian Border)
      • 3.2. Distribution of Units in the Butha Banners in 1730
      • 3.3. Livestock Allowances for Hulun Buir–Bound Troops by Rank
      • 3.4. Troop Migration to Hulun Buir (Excluding Dependents)
      • 3.5. Heilongjiang Region Garrison Personnel in the Late Eighteenth Century
      • 4.1. Number and Quantity of Pelts Submitted as Tribute, 1797–1895
      • 5.1. Routes, Companies, Surnames, and Cin (Qian) Classifications
      • 5.2. Staple Foods Brought to Orochen Villages by Anda

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