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
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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 Nine
681
Appendix A Ministers Who Served Two Dynasties
1129
WesternLanguage Sources
1143
Chinese and Japanese Sources
1189
Index and Glossary
1231
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