State versus Gentry in Early Qing Dynasty China, 1644-1699

Author(s): 
Miller, Harrison
ISBN: 
9781137334053
Date published: 
July 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Continuing the argument developed in the author's previous book, this exhaustively researched study describes the humiliation of the Chinese gentry at the hands of the statist Oboi regents in the 1660s and the Kangxi emperor's self-declared Confucian sagehood in the 1670s, which effectively trumped the gentry's claim to sovereignty.