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A World Trimmed with Fur: Wild Things, Pristine Places, and the Natural Fringes of Qing Rule

Jonathan Schlesinger


Based on three years of archival research, A World Trimmed with Fur uses Chinese, Manchu, Mongolian records to rethink China’s environmental history in the years 1760-1830, when a rush for natural resources transformed both China and its borderlands. We tend to tell China’s environmental history in this period with settlers in mind: in the Qing empire’s frontiers, we are told, people like the Manchus, Mongols, and Tibetans maintained separate and untouched homelands before modern Chinese immigrants developed them. This book argues instead that the very notion of the untouched, like distinction ... More

Keywords: History, Qing, China, Environmental History, Manchuria, Mongolia, Nature, Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780804799966
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804799966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Schlesinger, author
Indiana University Bloomington