The Great Enterprise: The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth-century China, Volume 1

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1985 - History - 1337 pages
00 In classical Chinese, The Great Enterprise means winning The Mandate of heaven to rule over China, the Central Kingdom. This two-volume work on The Great Enterprise of the Manchus is the first scholarly narrative in any language relating their conquest of China during the seventeenth century. In classical Chinese, The Great Enterprise means winning The Mandate of heaven to rule over China, the Central Kingdom. This two-volume work on The Great Enterprise of the Manchus is the first scholarly narrative in any language relating their conquest of China during the seventeenth century.
 

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Contents

Chapter One The Northern Frontier
23
Chapter Two The Chongzhen Court
87
Chapter Three The Manchu Quest for Power
157
Chapter Four The Fall of Beijing
225
Chapter Five The Nanjing Loyalist Regime
319
Chapter Six Establishing Qing Rule
414
Chapter Seven The Fall of Nanjing
509
Chapter Eight The Jiangnan Resistance Movement
591
Chapter Eleven The Final Pacification of the North
784
Chapter Twelve The Dorgon Regency
848
Chapter Thirteen The Shunzhi Court
894
Chapter Fourteen A Certain Kind of Solution
988
Chapter Fifteen From Ming to Qing Loyalism
1074
Appendix A Ministers Who Served Two Dynasties
1129
WesternLanguage Sources
1143
Chinese and Japanese Sources 1189 se a
1231

Contents VOLUME II
681
Chapter Ten Foolish Stratagems in Critical Times
717

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