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- DescriptionDuring the Qing dynasty (16441911), the province emerged as an important element in the management of the expanding Chinese empire, with goverrs -- those in charge of these increasingly influential administrative units -- playing key roles. R. Kent Guys comprehensive study of this shift concentrates on the goverrship system during the reigns of the Shunzhi, Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors, who ruled China from 1644 to 1796. In the preceding Ming dynasty (13681644), the responsibilities of provincial officials were ill-defined and often shifting; Qing goverrs, in contrast, were influential members of a formal administrative hierarchy and enjoyed the support of the central government, including access to resources. These increasingly powerful officials extended the courts influence into even the most distant territories of the Qing empire. Both masters of the routine processes of administration and troubleshooters for the central government, Qing goverrs were ecomic and political administrators who played crucial roles in the management of a larger and more complex empire than the Chinese had ever kwn. Administrative concerns varied from region to region: Henan was dominated by the great Yellow River, which flowed through the province; the Shandong goverr dealt with the exchange of goods, ideas, and officials along the Grand Canal; in Zhili, relations between civilians and bannermen in the strategically significant coastal plain were key; and in rthwestern Shanxi, goverrs dealt with border issues. Qing Goverrs and Their Provinces uses the records of goverrs appointments and the laws and practices that shaped them to reconstruct the development of the office of provincial goverr and to examine the histories of goverrs appointments in each province. Interwoven throughout is colorful detail drawn from the goverrs biographies.
- Author BiographyR. Kent Guy is professor of history at the University of Washington.
- Author(s)R. Kent Guy
- PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
- Date of Publication28/02/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleChina Program Books
- Place of PublicationWashington
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Washington Press
- Content Notemap, notes, glossary, bibliog., expanded index
- Weight817 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementNew edition
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