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Forgery and Impersonation in Imperial China: Popular Deceptions and the High Qing State

Mark McNicholas
Format
Book
Published
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016]
Language
English
Series
A China Program Book
China Program Book
ISBN
9780295995090, 0295995092
Contents
  • Introduction: crimes, commoners, and the state
  • Meng Guangzu: the Prince's tour and the struggle for the throne
  • Secret agents: high tide and disappearance, 1723-1800
  • "En route to my post" and other tall tales: phony officials on the move
  • Phony cops: the persistence of police impersonation
  • Forgery: gaining trust in a land of documents and seals
  • Bad proxies and bogus credentials: forgery and the purchase of official rank
  • From politics to money: legal reckoning in the high Qing
  • Conclusion.
Description
xiv, 265 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-239) and index.
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