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Negotiated Power in Late Imperial China: The Zongli Yamen and the Politics of Reform

137 Zongli Yamen
Author: 
Jennifer RUDOLPH
Publication Year: 
2008
Publication Number: 
137

Negotiated Power in Late Imperial China: The Zongli Yamen and the Politics of Reform explores the nature and functioning of reform during the nineteenth century of China.  By analyzing the bureaucratic modes of management that developed around the creation and evolution of the Zongli Yamen or Foreign Office (1861-1901), the book demonstrates the vitality of not only the Chinese State, but also the institutional traditions of its Manchu rulers. | 246 pages


CONTENTS

  • Abbreviations Used in Notes Reign Titles of the Qing Emperors (1644-1911)
  • Acknowledgments
  1. The Zongli Yamen in Time and Place
  2. Building Change, One Man at a Time
  3. Forging Constitutional Change?
  4. Making Change Work - Institutional Negotiations
  5. Bridging the Bureaucracy - Linking Communication and Power
  6. Negotiated Solutions and Multilevel Resolutions
  7. Negotiated Power and Institutional Place
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Author

  • Jennifer RUDOLPH is Associate Professor of Asian History at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

ISBN (hardcover): 
978-1-933947-07-5
Price (hardcover): 
$42.00
ISBN (paperback): 
978-1-933947-37-2
Price (paperback): 
$25.00