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The Resource Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony

Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony

Label
Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China
Title
Unruly people
Title remainder
crime, community, and state in late imperial South China
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Antony
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unruly People shows that in mid-Qing Guangdong banditry occurred mainly in the densely populated core Canton delta where state power was strongest, challenging the conventional wisdom that banditry was most prevalent in peripheral areas. Through extensive archival research, Antony reveals that this is because the local working poor had no other options to ensure their livelihood. In 1780 the Qing government enacted the first of a series of special laws to deal specifically with Guangdong bandits who plundered on land and water. The new law was prompted by what officials described as a spiraling "bandit miasma" in the province that had been simmering for decades. To understand the need for the special laws, Unruly People takes a closer look at the complex relationships and interconnections between bandits, sworn brotherhoods, local communities, and the Qing state in Guangdong from 1760 to 1845. Antony treats collective crime as a symptom of the dysfunction in local society and breakdown of the imperial legal system. He analyzes over 2,300 criminal cases found in palace and routine memorials in the Qing archives, as well as extant Chinese literary and foreign sources and fieldwork in rural Guangdong, to recreate vivid details of late imperial China's underworld of crime and violence
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Antony, Robert J
Dewey number
364.15520951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS754.12
LC item number
.A57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • China, Southeast
  • China
  • China
  • Brigands and robbers
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Politics and government
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • Social conditions
  • China
  • Southeast China
Label
Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. An age of mounting disorder -- Preventive measures and protective strategies -- 3. Instructing the people and disseminating the laws -- 4. The reach of the state -- 5. Community security and self-defense -- Crimes, criminals, and community -- 6. The structures of crime -- 7. The laboring poor and banditry -- 8. Bandits, brotherhoods, and collective crime -- 9. Networks of accomplices -- State and local law enforcement -- 10. The Qing Code and special judicial legislation -- 11. Enforcing the laws and suppressing the criminals -- 12. Prosecution and punishment -- 13. Conclusion -- Afterword
Control code
964585758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888390052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gtz2g8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964585758
Label
Unruly people : crime, community, and state in late imperial South China, Robert J. Antony
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-300) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. An age of mounting disorder -- Preventive measures and protective strategies -- 3. Instructing the people and disseminating the laws -- 4. The reach of the state -- 5. Community security and self-defense -- Crimes, criminals, and community -- 6. The structures of crime -- 7. The laboring poor and banditry -- 8. Bandits, brotherhoods, and collective crime -- 9. Networks of accomplices -- State and local law enforcement -- 10. The Qing Code and special judicial legislation -- 11. Enforcing the laws and suppressing the criminals -- 12. Prosecution and punishment -- 13. Conclusion -- Afterword
Control code
964585758
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789888390052
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gtz2g8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964585758

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