Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1998. First Edition (presumed), First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Lower right corners (front and back) bumped. Lightly annotated. Binding tight. B/W illustrations. Endnotes. Bibliography. Index. 16 x 23.5 cm. 481 pp. / Good/Very Good. Some scuffing and general shelfwear. Item #11584
The Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) was the last and arguably the greatest of the conquest dynasties to rule China. Its rulers, Manchus from the north, held power for three centuries despite major cultural and ideological differences with the Han majority. In this book, Evelyn Rawski offers a bold new interpretation of the remarkable success of this dynasty, arguing that it derived not from the assimilation of the dominant Chinese culture, as has previously been believed, but rather from an artful synthesis of Manchu leadership styles with Han Chinese policies.