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Eunuch and emperor in the great age of Qing rule, Norman A. Kutcher

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Eunuch and emperor in the great age of Qing rule
Title
Eunuch and emperor in the great age of Qing rule
Statement of responsibility
Norman A. Kutcher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers a new understanding of eunuchs and their connection to imperial rule in early-to- mid-Qing China (1644-1800). Historians have traditionally viewed this period as one in which China's greatest emperors crafted policies that curtailed eunuch power, following its surge in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Using archival, epigraphic, and other newly available sources, Norman Kutcher demonstrates the continuing influence and even empowerment of eunuchs throughout this period. The book traces this empowerment to eunuchs' exploitation of the gap between imperial rhetoric and practice and to their networking and other collective action in and beyond the city of Beijing"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kutcher, Norman Alan,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eunuchs
  • China
  • China
  • Eunuchs
  • Kings and rulers
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • China
Label
Eunuch and emperor in the great age of Qing rule, Norman A. Kutcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- "A time of pure Yin" : Forging the seventeenth-century consensus on the nature of Ming eunuch power -- The Shunzhi emperor and his eunuchs : echoes of the Ming -- "To guard against their subtle encroachments" : The Kangxi emperor's regulation of rank-and-file eunuchs -- The influence of eunuchs in Kangxi's inner circle -- Eunuch loyalties in the Yongzheng Emperor's troubled succession -- Yongzheng's innovative rules for regulating eunuchs -- The Qianlong emperor shifts the arc of history -- Qianlong's flawed system of oversight -- The world created by Qianlong and his eunuchs -- Conclusion
Control code
1022075152
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780520297524
Lccn
2018002050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075152
Label
Eunuch and emperor in the great age of Qing rule, Norman A. Kutcher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction -- "A time of pure Yin" : Forging the seventeenth-century consensus on the nature of Ming eunuch power -- The Shunzhi emperor and his eunuchs : echoes of the Ming -- "To guard against their subtle encroachments" : The Kangxi emperor's regulation of rank-and-file eunuchs -- The influence of eunuchs in Kangxi's inner circle -- Eunuch loyalties in the Yongzheng Emperor's troubled succession -- Yongzheng's innovative rules for regulating eunuchs -- The Qianlong emperor shifts the arc of history -- Qianlong's flawed system of oversight -- The world created by Qianlong and his eunuchs -- Conclusion
Control code
1022075152
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 317 pages
Isbn
9780520297524
Lccn
2018002050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022075152

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