Boundaries of Rule

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in A Translucent Mirror

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215665
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928848 | DOI:
Boundaries of Rule

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This chapter discusses Nurgaci's defeat and his furious campaign to capture and punish the collaborator who assassinated his father and grandfather. It then describes the state created slowly under Nurgaci. Though Huang Taiji is sanctified in the early Qing documentary process, the chapter explains that Nurgaci is written as the source of this sanctity, and explains that the rebuilding of Nurgaci continued well into the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, depending upon the needs of the times. It notes that the Jiaqing and Daoguang reigns were those that most strongly promoted Nurgaci's spiritual presence throughout the Northeast, Mongolia, and northern China as a local god of war.

Keywords: Nurgaci; Huang Taiji; source of sanctity; Jiaqing; Daoguang; Mongolia; northern China; god of war

Chapter.  19073 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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