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Author Mosca, Matthew W.

Title From frontier policy to foreign policy [electronic resource] : the question of India and the transformation of geopolitics in Qing China / Matthew W. Mosca.

Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2013.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 398 pages :) : map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A wealth of Indias : India in Qing geographic practice, 1644-1755 -- The conquest of Xinjiang and the emergence of "Hindustan," 1756-1790 -- Mapping India : geographic agnosticism in a cartographic context -- Discovering the "Pileng" : British India seen from Tibet, 1789-1800 -- British India and Qing strategic thought in the early nineteenth century -- The discovery of British India on the Chinese coast, 1800-1837 -- The Opium War and the British Empire -- Emergence of a foreign policy : Wei Yuan and the reinterpretation of India in Qing strategic thought.
Summary Between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, Qing rulers, officials, and scholars fused diverse, fragmented perceptions of foreign territory into one integrated worldview. In the same period, a single 'foreign' policy emerged as an alternative to the many localized 'frontier' policies hitherto pursued on the coast, in Xinjiang, and in Tibet. By unravelling Chinese, Manchu, and British sources to reveal the information networks used by the Qing empire to gather intelligence about its emerging rival, British India, this book explores China's altered understanding of its place in a global context.
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Subject British Occupation of India (1765-1947)
Geopolitics -- China -- History.
Geography -- China -- History.
China -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China.
Chronological Term 1644-1947
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780804782241 0804782245 (DLC) 2012031059
ISBN 9780804785389 (e-book)
0804785384 (electronic bk.)
9780804785389 (electronic bk.)
9780804782241 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804782245 (cloth ; alk. paper)