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Description - Amid the Clouds and Mist by John E. Herman

In 1200, what is now southwest China - Guizhou, Yunnan, and the southern portion of Sichuan - was home to an assortment of strikingly diverse cultures and ruled by a multitude of political entities. By 1750, China's military, political, sociocultural, and economic institutions were firmly in control of the region, and many of the area's cultures were rapidly becoming extinct. One purpose of this book is to examine how China's three late imperial dynasties - the Yuan, Ming, and Qing - conquered, colonized, and assumed control of the southwest. Another objective is to highlight the indigenous response to China's colonization of the southwest, particularly that of the Nasu Yi people of western Guizhou and eastern Yunnan, the only group to leave an extensive written record.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674025912
ISBN-10: 0674025911
Format: Hardback
(233mm x 163mm x mm)
Pages: 450
Imprint: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John E. Herman

John E. Herman is Associate Professor of Chinese History, Virginia Commonwealth University.