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Author: Qian Zhu
This book explores the overexploitation of river-sand and its impact on Zhuang communities in China. A topical phenomenon, the book engages with the concept of authoritarian environmental management through a detailed analysis of state laws and policies on river-sand mining. Additional rich ethnographic material shows that riverfront Zhuang villagers and their indigenous ecological knowledge cannot compete with government policy, economic forces, and development trends in gaining control over river sand governance. This book provides appealing case studies in the interdisciplinary field of political ecology. As an example of "anthropology of home", it is of specific methodological interest.
Joining the Global Public in the Early and Mid-Qing Dynasty
The Chinese gazette as a publicly available government publication was distributed in a variety of formats since the twelfth century. Little is known, however, about its form and content before 1800. By looking at China from the periphery, this study shows how European sources offer a unique way of expanding the knowledge about the gazette of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Its interconnected history illustrates how the Chinese gazette, as translated by European missionaries, became a major source for reflections on state and society by Enlightenment thinkers. It thus joined a global public much earlier than so far assumed.
Author: Yan Gao
This book centers on the changes of polders and investigates the complex hydro-social relationships of the Jianghan Plain in late imperial China. Once a “hydraulic frontier” where local communities managed the polders, the Jianghan Plain became a state-led hydro-electric powerhouse by the mid-twentieth century. Through meticulous historical analysis, this book shows how water politics, cultural practice, and ecology interplayed and transformed the landscape and waterscape of the plain from a long-term perspective. By touching on topics such as religious beliefs, ethnic tension and militarization, the author reveals a plain in between nature and culture that has never been fully examined before.
Construction et déconstruction de l’idée d’empire tartare en France du XVIe siècle à la fin du XVIIIe siècle
De Tamerlan à Gengis Khan traces the evolution of the idea of the Tartar empire, notion based on a supposed historical continuity between these two emperors, and which has structured the French perception of the history of the Orient in pre-modern era. Matthieu Chochoy highlights the dynamics and networks within which this idea circulated and the sources, mainly produced in Persia and China, that fed this paradigm.
The access to these sources by French authors illustrates the different stages of the development of Oriental studies and the integration of this knowledge in scholarly circles. In this perspective, this book bears witness to the encounter between a history of scholarship in the classical age and an intellectual history of Orientalism.

De Tamerlan à Gengis Khan retrace l'évolution de l'idée d'empire tartare, notion qui repose sur une supposée continuité historique entre ces deux empereurs et qui a structuré la perception française de l'histoire de l'Orient à l'époque moderne. Matthieu Chochoy met en lumière les dynamiques et les réseaux au sein desquelles cette idée a circulé et les sources majoritairement produites en Perse et en Chine qui ont alimenté ce paradigme.
L'accès à ces sources par les auteurs français illustre les différentes étapes du développement des études orientales et l'intégration de ces savoirs dans les milieux érudits. Dans cette perspective, ce livre témoigne de la rencontre entre une histoire de l'érudition à l'âge classique et une histoire intellectuelle de l'orientalisme.
Author: Hongfan Yang
This study is the first book that explores how the Catholic Mass was introduced and propagated in late Imperial China. Its dynamic exploration reveals the tension between localized and global forms of Catholic rituals, especially the tension faced by missionaries and Chinese Catholics, who were caught up between the Chinese tradition and the Catholic one. Drawing on rich primary sources, some of which are rarely noticed in the field, this book unfolds the intriguing interactions between the Mass and various cultural expressions of Chinese society, including traditional religion, architecture, art, literature, government, and theology.