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Title Manchus & Han : ethnic relations and political power in late Qing and early republican China, 1861-1928 / Edward J.M. Rhoads
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2000

Series Studies on ethnic groups in China
Subject Heading Manchus
China -- Ethnic relations
China -- History -- 1861-1912
China -- History -- 1912-1928
Summary China's 1911-12 Revolution, which overthrew a two-thousand-year succession of dynasties, is thought of primarily as a change in governmental style, from imperial to republican, traditional to modern. But given that the dynasty that was overthrown - the Qing - was that of a minority ethnic group that had ruled China's Han majority for nearly three centuries, and that the revolutionaries were overwhelmingly Han, to what extent was the revolution not only anti-monarchical, but also anti-Manchu?Edward Rhoads explores this provocative and complicated question in Manchus and Han, analysing the evolution of the Manchus from a hereditary military caste (the "banner people") to a distinct ethnic group and then detailing the interplay and dialogue between the Manchu court and Han reformers that culminated in the dramatic changes of the early twentieth century.Manchus and Han is a pathbreaking study that will forever change the way historians of China view the events leading to the fall of the Qing dynasty. Likewise, it will clarify for ethnologists the unique origin of the Manchus as an occupational caste and their shifting relationship with the Han, from border people to rulers to ruled
Other Title Manchus and Han
ISBN 9780295804125 (electronic bk.)
0295804122 (electronic bk.)
0295979380
9780295980409
0295980400
9780295980409
Physical Description 1 online resource (x, 394 pages) : illustrations, portraits



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