“Pamela Crossley is looking at the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Traditionally we just refer to them as Chinese emperors. But Crossley persuasively argues that we have to take their background as Manchus seriously. The Qing dynasts were very, very keen on cultivating their Manchuness. In fact, they claim multiple roles. In addition to being Manchus they also insist that they were Mongol overlords in the traditions of the Steppe.” Read more...
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