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The Resource A World Trimmed with Fur : wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing, Jonathan Schlesinger

A World Trimmed with Fur : wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing, Jonathan Schlesinger

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A World Trimmed with Fur : wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing
Title
A World Trimmed with Fur
Title remainder
wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing
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Jonathan Schlesinger
Title variation
A world trimmed with fur
Title variation remainder
wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing rule
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Language
eng
Summary
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, booming demand for natural resources transformed China and its frontiers. Historians of China have described this process in stark terms: pristine borderlands became breadbaskets. Yet Manchu and Mongolian archives reveal a different story. Well before homesteaders arrived, wild objects from the far north became part of elite fashion, and unprecedented consumption had exhausted the region's most precious resources. Jonathan Schlesinger uses these diverse archives to reveal how Qing rule witnessed not the destruction of unspoiled environments, but their invention. Qing frontiers were never pristine in the nineteenth century?pearlers had stripped riverbeds of mussels, mushroom pickers had uprooted the steppe, and fur-bearing animals had disappeared from the forest. In response, the court turned to "purification;" it registered and arrested poachers, reformed territorial rule, and redefined the boundary between the pristine and the corrupted. Schlesinger's resulting analysis provides a framework for rethinking the global invention of nature
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Schlesinger, Jonathan
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Luxuries
  • Luxuries
  • Natural resources
  • Natural resources
  • Restoration ecology
  • Restoration ecology
  • China
  • China
  • Kings and rulers
  • Luxuries
  • Natural resources
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • Restoration ecology
  • China
  • China
  • Mongolia
  • Qingdynastie
  • Natürliche Ressourcen
  • Umweltschutz
  • Umweltschaden
  • China
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A World Trimmed with Fur : wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing, Jonathan Schlesinger
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-258) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The view from Beijing -- Pearl thieves and perfect order -- The mushroom crisis -- Nature in the land of fur
Control code
949553258
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780804799966
Lccn
2016015575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949553258
Label
A World Trimmed with Fur : wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing, Jonathan Schlesinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The view from Beijing -- Pearl thieves and perfect order -- The mushroom crisis -- Nature in the land of fur
Control code
949553258
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780804799966
Lccn
2016015575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949553258

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