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The Peking gazette in late imperial China : state news and political authority

The Peking gazette in late imperial China : state news and political authority

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Mokros, Emily, author.
Title Statement
The Peking gazette in late imperial China : state news and political authority / Emily Mokros.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Seattle :   University of Washington Press,   2021.  
Physical Medium
xiii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780295748788 (hardcover) 9780295748795 (paperback) 9780295748801 (ebook)
요약
"In the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), China experienced far greater access to political information than suggested by the blunt measures of control and censorship employed by modern Chinese regimes. A tenuous partnership between the court and the dynamic commercial publishing enterprises of late imperial China enabled the publication of gazettes in a wide range of print and manuscript formats. For both domestic and foreign readers these official gazettes offered vital information about the Qing state and its activities, transmitting state news across a vast empire and beyond. And the most essential window onto Qing politics was the Peking Gazette, a genre that circulated globally over the course of the dynasty. This illuminating study presents a comprehensive history of the Peking Gazette and frames it as the cornerstone of a Qing information policy that, paradoxically, prized both transparency and secrecy. Gazettes gave readers a glimpse into the state's inner workings but also served as a carefully curated form of public relations. Historian Emily Mokros draws from international archives to reconstruct who read the gazette and how they used it to guide their interactions with the Chinese state. The work begins with the seventeenth-century restoration of court gazettes as instruments of empire by the early Qing state and ends with their presumed disappearance in 1907, superseded by a new breed of government gazettes that drew on international models for public information. Her research into the Peking Gazette's evolution over more than two centuries is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the relationship between media, information, and state power"--
Content Notes
Introduction. State, Publicity, and Political Culture in Late Imperial China ---- The Qing Information Order -- Challenges to the Information Order -- State News in the Marketplace -- Official Readers and Political Culture -- The Qing Gazette Goes Abroad -- Information Wars -- Conclusion. The True Story of the Peking Gazette.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Gazettes --China --History --Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
China --Politics and government --History.
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