The Culture of War in China: Empire and the Military Under the Qing Dynasty

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Bloomsbury Academic, 26.05.2006 - 160 Seiten
What particularly distinguished the Qing from other ruling houses in China's imperial period? In this pathbreaking book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to identify military power and an accompanying martial ethos as defining characteristics of the high Qing empire. From 1636 to 1800, Emperors reinforced massive military expansion with a wideranging cultural campaign intended to bring military success, and the martial values associated with it, into the mainstream of cultural life. Military prowess and imperial power were linked in the popular imagination though endless repeti.

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Joanna Waley-Cohen is Professor of History at New York University.

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