In the second half of the book, the author describes a familiar series of events in China after 1895, a story recounted in greater detail in Robert Bickers's The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire
Some topics discussed are imperial botany in the Hispanic Enlightenment, Western perceptions of plants in Chinese gardens, transplanting the aesthetics of British tea consumption, and medicinal plants and the Qing Empire
White Lotus Rebels and South China Pirates: Crisis and Reform in the Qing Empire
It was briefly a Dutch colonial outpost in the 17th century, then an exiled Ming loyalist kingdom, before being incorporated into the Qing Empire
Peter the Great himself opted to remain neutral when the Qing Empire
began moving west to enforce Sinic hegemony over Inner and Central Asian nomadic peoples and territories.
The martial arts emplotment of the "Great Within" discloses Jin's ambitious and ambivalent literary maps, or literary geography, of Qing Empire
and Dynastic History.
Carpio quotes from five constitutions of China since the fall of the Qing Empire
in 1912, which reiterates that its territory remained the same as the territory of the Qing Dynasty (which means that Hainan Island is China's southernmost territory).
The volume begins with the peaking of the Qing empire
at around 1750 when it had "consolidated its rule over all of China and was expanding its imperial government into Central Asia, Tibet, and Mongolia" (p.
In the eyes of many scholars, it is surprising that the Qing empire
did not devolve into a number of national states, much as occurred to the Ottoman empire, and later to the European empires in Asia.
The difference is that in the 18th century, the Qing Empire
-- unlike rising Britain -- didn't focus on trade.
The last 250 years of Chinese history are considered in a key survey that moves from the early Qing empire
in the 18th century to the People's Republic in the 21st century, considering China's foreign relations and interactions with the world.
He managed to receive only the moral support, as the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was afraid of spoiling the relations to the Qing Empire
and Great Britain.