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Growing up before the Rebellion: Merchant Organization and Local Administration in Chongqing

Dykstra, Maura (2022) Growing up before the Rebellion: Merchant Organization and Local Administration in Chongqing. Late Imperial China, 43 (1). pp. 1-42. ISSN 1086-3257. doi:10.1353/late.2022.0003.

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Something happened because of the war. Scholars of the Qing agree that the fate of the dynasty was fundamentally altered by the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864). In the scramble to defend the empire, organizational and material resources were mobilized on a massive scale. Local actors that had not previously played a critical role in governance began to participate in more ambitious programs for defense, public services, and revenue rising. Across the post-Taiping Qing Empire scholars document broader engagement in local state activities and a multitude of public projects undertaken at the local level. They have generally interpreted the proliferation of ambitious local projects and the broadening of participation in their organization and management as a prelude to dynastic decline: a result of the weakening of the Qing state’s political capacity.

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