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Author Chang, Michael G., 1970-

Title A court on horseback : imperial touring & the construction of Qing rule, 1680-1785 / Michael G. Chang.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Asia Center : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2007.

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 UniM Bail  951.032 CHAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 550 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Harvard East Asian monographs ; 287.
Harvard East Asian monographs ; 287.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [473]-501) and index.
Contents 1. Historical precedents & the multivalence of imperial touring -- 2. "Following ancestors" : the ethno-dynastic imperative of imperial touring, 1680s & 1740s -- 3. Putting a court on horseback : the logistics & politics of a moving court -- 4. The perils of peace & the politics of empire : wars, tours, & military readiness -- 5. "Returning to purity & simplicity" : the southern tours & intra-elite competition in an age of commercialization -- 6. The southern tours as cultural encompassment : the valorization of verse & accommodation of Han learning -- 7. The poetics & politics of Qianlong's encounter with Jiangnan -- 8. Popular perceptions & the primacy of ethno-dynastic politics, 1765-1785 -- Epilogue : imperial touring at the last, 1800-1820 -- App. A. A note on provincial preparations for Qianlong's southern tours -- App. B. An estimate of the overall costs for Qianlong's southern tours -- App. C. Southern tour recruitment examinations : a quantitative analysis.
Subject Qianlong, Emperor of China, 1711-1799 -- Travel.
Central-local government relations -- China -- History -- 18th century.
China -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Jiangsu Sheng (China) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Zhejiang Sheng (China) -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780674024540 (cl : alk. paper)
0674024540 (cl : alk. paper)