Forgery and impersonation in imperial China : popular deceptions and the high Qing state /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: McNicholas, Mark, (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2016]
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
  • Conclusion.