Reorienting the Manchus: A Study of Sinicization, 1583-1795

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Making extensive use of Chinese, Japanese, Manchu, and Western sources, the author adopts a historical multifaceted approach to explore the various forces-geography; economics; frontier contacts; political and social institutions; language, literature, and art; religion and Confucianism-that made possible the Manchu adoption of Chinese ways of life.