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The Resource Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony

Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony

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Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China
Title
Unruly people
Title remainder
crime, community, and state in late imperial South China
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Antony
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Language
eng
Summary
"Unruly People shows that in mid-Qing Guangdong banditry occurred mainly in the densely populated core Canton delta where state power was strongest, challenging the conventional wisdom that banditry was most prevalent in peripheral areas. Through extensive archival research, Antony reveals that this is because the local working poor had no other options to ensure their livelihood. In 1780 the Qing government enacted the first of a series of special laws to deal specifically with Guangdong bandits who plundered on land and water. The new law was prompted by what officials described as a spiraling 'bandit miasma' in the province that had been simmering for decades. To understand the need for the special laws, Unruly People takes a closer look at the complex relationships and interconnections between bandits, sworn brotherhoods, local communities, and the Qing state in Guangdong from 1760 to 1845. Antony treats collective crime as a symptom of the dysfunction in local society and breakdown of the imperial legal system. He analyzes over 2,300 criminal cases found in palace and routine memorials in the Qing archives, as well as extant Chinese literary and foreign sources and fieldwork in rural Guangdong, to recreate vivid details of late imperial China's underworld of crime and violence"--Back cover
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JHE
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Antony, Robert J.,
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Brigands and robbers
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Politics and government
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • Social conditions
  • Guangdong Sheng (China)
  • Guangdong Sheng (China)
  • China, Southeast
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China
  • China, Southeast
Label
Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) 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
Control code
958690971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9789888208951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)958690971
Label
Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) 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
Control code
958690971
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9789888208951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)958690971

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