Insurgency and Social Disorder in Guizhou: The "Miao" Rebellion, 1854-1873, Volume 0

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University of Hawaii Press, 1994 - Social Science - 227 pages
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Textbooks and general histories of modern China agree that the so-called Miao rebellion constituted one of the major rebellions of the nineteenth century. It lasted for twenty years, caused devastation of such severity that its effects were still obvious to travelers in Guizhou province decades later, and, by one account, resulted in the deaths of more than four million people.
In an impressive presentation of material drawn from local histories, private writings, and official documents, Jenks argues that the Qing government sought to lay the blame for the turmoil squarely on an ethnic minority it regarded as obstreperous and inferior.
As well as altering perceptions of the rebellion, Insurgency and Social Disorder in Guizhou enhances our understanding of the causes of the rebellion and its place in the crises that beset mid-nineteenth-century China. It contributes to the sociology of rebellion and peasant movements and is a valuable supplement to current anthropological work on Chinese minorities. Its treatment of Qing attitudes toward the Miao has implications for minority policies in the Peoples Republic of China today.
 

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Contents

The Ethnic Dimension and Rebel Motivations
27
Unrest in Guizhou during the Ming and Qing
58
The Spread of the Rebellion
105
Decline and Aftermath
147
The Costs and Nature of the Miao Rebellion
164
Notes
173
Glossary
197
Bibliography
205
Index
219
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Robert D. Jenks directs the research and analysis program of the 4th PSYOP Group (Abn) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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