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White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates

Crisis and Reform in the Qing Empire

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$49.00 • £39.95 • €44.00

ISBN 9780674725317

Publication Date: 01/06/2014

Short

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 maps

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An impressive history of a critical and little-known period in the Qing dynasty, the first decade of the nineteenth century. Wang shows that the Jiaqing reign was not a time of weakness or decline, but a deliberate renunciation of the excessive overreach of his predecessor, the Qianlong emperor. Indeed, the Jiaqing emperor’s reforms left the empire better equipped to meet its many social and political challenges.—Peter C. Perdue, Yale University

This important book brings the case of Qing China into our broader discussions of an age of multiple global transformations. It is theoretically ambitious, in control of scholarship in several languages, and based on extensive archival research, with an abundance of vivid quotations.—John E. Wills, Jr., University of Southern California

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