Forgery and impersonation in imperial China : popular deceptions and the high Qing state /
University of Washington Press,
|Series:||China Program Books.
|Online Access:||Available via EBSCO eBook Collection|
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Table of 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