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By Harold M. Tanner

Now on hand in volumes, this obtainable, but rigorous, creation to the political, social, and cultural historical past of China presents a balanced and considerate account of the advance of chinese language civilization from its beginnings to the current day. quantity covers from the good Qing Empire during the People's Republic of China (1644-2009).

The booklet offers a finished view of chinese language tradition, together with advancements in literature and the humanities. A beneficiant collection of illustrations enables comprehension of and enjoyment within the visible arts.

Each quantity comprises abundant illustrations, an entire supplement of maps, a chronological desk, huge notes, ideas for extra interpreting and an index.

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Qianlong used his power—and his treasure—in a series of campaigns which more than doubled the size of the empire. First, Qianlong finally succeeded in thoroughly defeating the Zunghars. This required two campaigns. First, in 1755, Qianlong’s armies helped to install Amursana (1722–1757) as khan of the Zunghars. Qianlong expected Amursana to be grateful and obedient. When Amursana rebelled, Qianlong responded with a second, larger expedition in 1756–57. ”23 In the second campaign, Qianlong, angered at Zunghar resistance, ordered a massacre.

When Amursana rebelled, Qianlong responded with a second, larger expedition in 1756–57. ”23 In the second campaign, Qianlong, angered at Zunghar resistance, ordered a massacre. The Turkic-speaking Muslim inhabitants of these regions lived in the oases that had been key links in the Silk Road trade since the time of the Han dynasty. The Qianlong emperor’s forces allied with Muslim elite families in the Turfan region, closer to China, in order to wage a war of conquest against the oasis towns of Altishahr in 1758–59.

RUSSIAN EMPIRE MANCHURIA MONGOLIA (ORIGINAL QING TERRITORY) XINJIANG (CONQUERED 1757–59) BEIJING 4 164 KOREA QINGHAI (CONQUERED 1723) JAPAN TIBET (INCORPORATED 1750) CHINA PROPER H (CONQUERED 1644–80) ANGZHOU INDIA Yellow Sea BURMA TAIWAN Bay of Bengal VIETNAM The maximum extent of the Qing Empire, c. 1780. (CONQUERED FOR QING,1683) Governing the Empire 45 The Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong emperors had conquered such far-flung areas as Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet, and Taiwan. The results of their conquests are still apparent in the shape of the map of China.

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