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The Resource A frontier made lawless : violence in upland Southwest China, 1800-1956, Joseph Lawson

A frontier made lawless : violence in upland Southwest China, 1800-1956, Joseph Lawson

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A frontier made lawless : violence in upland Southwest China, 1800-1956
Title
A frontier made lawless
Title remainder
violence in upland Southwest China, 1800-1956
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Joseph Lawson
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the region of Liangshan in southwest China was plagued by violence. Indigenous Nuosu peoples clashed with Han migrant communities, the Qing and Republican states, and local warlords. Large numbers of Nuosu and Han were kidnapped and killed in conflicts over property and captive-taking raids mounted by Nuosu clans and local state authorities alike. The first English-language history of Liangshan, "A Frontier Made Lawless" challenges the view that the persistent turmoil was the result of population pressures, opium production, and the growth of local paramilitary groups. Instead, Joseph Lawson argues that the conflict resulted from the lack of a common framework for dealing with disputes over land tenure. This was in turn compounded by the repeated destabilization of the region, which was an unintended consequence of violence elsewhere in China. Drawing on a range of sources including court records, locals' memoirs, regional government records and surveys, and Nuosu epic poetry, Lawson adds new insights and comparative perspectives to the study of conflict in Liangshan."--
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Lawson, Joseph
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary Chinese studies
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  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • China
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A frontier made lawless : violence in upland Southwest China, 1800-1956, Joseph Lawson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-251) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780774833691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027560943
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)985071240
Label
A frontier made lawless : violence in upland Southwest China, 1800-1956, Joseph Lawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780774833691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027560943
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)985071240

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