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The Art of Being GovernedEveryday Politics in Late Imperial China

The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Michael Szonyi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197241
eISBN:
9781400888887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did ordinary people in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) deal with the demands of the state? This book explores the myriad ways that families fulfilled their obligations to provide a soldier to the ... More

Caliphate RedefinedThe Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Caliphate Redefined: The Mystical Turn in Ottoman Political Thought

Hüseyin Yilmaz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691197135
eISBN:
9781400888047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197135.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The medieval theory of the caliphate, epitomized by the Abbasids (750–1258), was the construct of jurists who conceived it as a contractual leadership of the Muslim community in succession to the ... More

The Constitution of Ancient China

The Constitution of Ancient China

Su Li

Zhang Yongle and Daniel A. Bell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691171593
eISBN:
9781400889778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171593.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How was the vast ancient Chinese empire brought together and effectively ruled? What are the historical origins of the resilience of contemporary China's political system? This book examines the ways ... More

Empires of ViceThe Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia

Diana S. Kim

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691172408
eISBN:
9780691199696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172408.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the late nineteenth century, opium was integral to European colonial rule in Southeast Asia. The taxation of opium was a major source of revenue for British and French colonizers, who also ... More

The Everlasting EmpireThe Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign ... More

Guilty of IndigenceThe Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Janet Y. Chen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a time of political fragmentation and social upheaval in China, poverty became the focus of an anguished national conversation about the future of the country. ... More

The Killing SeasonA History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Geoffrey B. Robinson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196497
eISBN:
9781400888863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196497.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in ... More

Know Your RemediesPharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

Know Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern China

He Bian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179049
eISBN:
9780691189048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179049.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book presents a panoramic inquiry into China’s early modern cultural transformation through the lens of pharmacy. In the history of science and civilization in China, pharmacy—as a commercial ... More

Making It CountStatistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People’s Republic of China

Arunabh Ghosh

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691179476
eISBN:
9780691199214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179476.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1949, at the end of a long period of wars, one of the biggest challenges facing leaders of the new People's Republic of China was how much they did not know. The government of one of the world's ... More

The Makings of Indonesian IslamOrientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Michael Laffan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Indonesian Islam is often portrayed as being intrinsically moderate by virtue of the role that mystical Sufism played in shaping its traditions. According to Western observers—from Dutch colonial ... More

Pirates and PublishersA Social History of Copyright in Modern China

Pirates and Publishers: A Social History of Copyright in Modern China

Fei-Hsien Wang

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691171821
eISBN:
9780691195414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book reveals the unknown social and cultural history of copyright in China from the 1890s through the 1950s, a time of profound sociopolitical changes. It draws on a vast range of previously ... More

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