- , - Longlisted for the 2007 International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) Book Prize
By presenting new work, much of it by younger and Canadian scholars, this volume, complete with a comprehensive bibliography, offers access to a burgeoning literature on China’s borders from the Ming to the present.
The Chinese State at the Borders is well-researched, thought-provoking, and highly literate – the contributors are first-rate scholars. Any reader interested in the history of Chinese frontiers or the nature of the Chinese state, past and present, will benefit from this multidisciplinary volume.
This book is of great importance in helping to reshape our conceptions of "China" as a spatial entity . . . The Chinese State at the Borders makes a highly significant contribution to the surprisingly scanty literature on China’s borders, and extends its reach beyond that through comparative examples.
1 The Borderlands in Chinese Political Theory, Past and Present / Alexander Woodside
2 Ming-Qing Border Defense, the Inward Turn of Chinese Cartography, and Qing Expansion in Central Asia in the Eighteenth Century / Benjamin Elman
3 Marital Politics on the Manchu-Mongol Frontier in the Early Seventeenth Century / Nicola Di Cosmo
4 What Happens When Wang Yangming Crosses the Border / Timothy Brook
5 Wang Yangming and the Problem of "Non-Chinese" / Leo Shin
6 Embracing Victory, Effacing Defeat: Rewriting the Qing Frontier Campaigns / Peter Purdue
7 The Qing-Choson Frontier on Mount Paektu / Andre Schmid
8 The Amur, as River, as Border / Victor Zatsepine
9 The Ethics of Benevolence in French Colonial Vietnam: A Sino-Franco-Vietnamese Cultural Borderland / Van Nguyen-Marshall
10 A zone of nebulous menace: the Guangxi/Indochina border in the Republican period / Diana Lary
11 Border Banishment: Political Exile in the Army Farms of Beidahuang / Wang Ning
12 L'état, c'est nous? or We have met the oppressor and he is us? The predicament of minority cadres in the PRC / Stevan Harrell
13 Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives on the Periphery in Contemporary China / Pitman Potter
Chieftains into Ancestors
Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China
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