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Author Weinstein, Jodi L., author.

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

Publication Info. Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 217 pages) : maps.
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Series Studies on ethnic groups in China
Studies on ethnic groups in China.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-199) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Bouyei (Chinese people) -- China -- Guizhou Sheng -- History -- 18th century.
Guizhou Sheng (China) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 18th century.
China -- History -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 19th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
Bouyei (Chinese people) (OCoLC)fst00837155
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Qing Dynasty (China) (OCoLC)fst01696773
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
China -- Guizhou Sheng. (OCoLC)fst01212364
HISTORY / Asia / China.
Chronological Term 1644-1912
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Local resistance to Qing expansion
Other Form: Print version: Weinstein, Jodi L. Empire and identity in Guizhou 9780295993263 (DLC) 2013020635 (OCoLC)852031173
ISBN 9780295804811 (electronic bk.)
0295804815 (electronic bk.)
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