Forgery and Impersonation in Imperial China: Popular Deceptions and the High Qing State (Paperback)Mark P. McNicholas (author)
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Across eighteenth-century China a wide range of common people forged government documents or pretended to be officials or other agents of the state. This examination of case records and law codes traces the legal meanings and social and political contexts of small-time swindles that were punished as grave political transgressions.
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
This book is undoubtedly a welcome and significant addition to the scholarship on Qing legal and social history. It will be of great value for anyone interested in late imperial Chinese law, society, culture, and politics.* Journal of Asian Studies *
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