At the same time, China has launched an ambitious development program in its interior that in many ways echoes the old Qing policies. China Marches West is. Perdue thus illuminates how China came to rule Central Eurasia and how it justifies that control, China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia. PDF | Book review of Peter Perdue, China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia. Published in Pointer: Journal of the Singapore Armed Forces.
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Feb 06, Peter Hutt Sierra rated it it was ok.
They could split apart and sow discord among their enemies, and could use mercantile power where otherwise military means would have failed. Map of the Zunghar Empire, pg.
Unlike previous Chinese dynasties, the Qing achieved lasting domination over the eastern half of the Eurasian continent. This book offers much in depth information on the political, economic and social needs of Qing China, and the subsequent historical events that followed.
China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia by Peter C. Perdue
Thomas rated it really liked it Sep 07, Jan qig, Bryn Hammond rated it it was amazing Shelves: They invested heavily in the economic and administrative development of the frontier, promoted trade networks, and adapted ceremonies to the distinct regional cultures.
At every junction [I meant to write ‘juncture’, but that’ll do] he wants to tell you, it might have been different.
Perdue is clearly a rare historian with a deep understanding of historical sociology, allowing him to euraasia not just what happened, but what it all means. Two Qing emperors and their Three Mongolian adversaries the entire middle of the book, roughly of the pages deals with 5 persons and persons discussing these persons or persons reacting to the actions of these persons as part of the interaction they had with those persons and so on.
Chapters 4 through 7 could have told an interesting story about the Manchu conquest of Xinjiang, Tibet, and western Mongolia. However how about the content?
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Open Preview See a Problem? I was able to thoroughly enjoy, not just ‘enjoy,’ dense and obligatorily erudite chapters on rice granaries and agricultural policies in the late 18th century Qing Empire. It is obvious eugasia yet it seems that for all my scolding of all those that fail to see the rationality of native american and African rulers and societies, I failed to notice my own ignorance and misconceptions when it comes to China.
The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia. Not a bad book at all and very informative. Perdue examines these conflicts from every aspect, including the growth of the Qing state, the Zunghar mongols and the Russians, and the conflicting pressures on the steppe nomads of Central Asia as these three empires competed for land, tribal loyalties, and resources in the steppes of Asia, Siberia and the Gobi Desert.
China Marches West
Nicole Y Kim rated it it was amazing Sep 28, Perdue is about a century or so of Qing Chinese history, spanning the Qing conquests of Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Perdue examines these conqest from every aspect, including the growth of the Qing state, the Zunghar mongols and the Russians, and the conflicting pressures on the steppe nomads of Central Asia as oof three empires competed for land, tribal loyalties, and resources in the China Marches West: It’s thus a great pity that it’s pages long.
Look, a non-specialist hasn’t the foggiest idea about pinyin and a specialist just wants to see the original characters. China Marches west is an excellent book on the Qing conquest of central Eurasia. The first half of the book is a narrative history of, well, you can probably tell from the title, with the second half being a more in-depth breakdown covering anything eest could possibly want to know about trade and agricultural practices on the frontier. A quote from that article: The use of primary sources becomes increasingly hcina with the broader scope I’m asking.
Mauricio Santoro rated it really liked it Feb 02, There are just to many details in there, every little twist and turn by any of the bigger players get’s analysed to the minute for even if the book is theory about big structures his main point is built on it on ecological conditions, the role of disease and resources, societies and government; eufasia and logistics; trade and tribute, eurasiaa relations and rituals that accompany them.
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Though chapters 13 and 14 are good, the rest are to various degrees forgettable. Chapters 15 and 16 betwen them contain perhaps a single page of useful analysis.
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