Forgery and impersonation in imperial China - Mark McNicholas

9780295995090
Title
Forgery and impersonation in imperial China - popular deceptions and the high Qing state
Author
Mark McNicholas
format
Hardback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
University of Washington Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20160223

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Across eighteenth-century China a wide range of common people forged government documents or pretended to be officials or other agents of the state. This examination of case records and law codes traces the legal meanings and social and political contexts of small-time swindles that were punished as grave political transgressions.

Mark McNicholas is associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College.

Keyword Index
False personation - China - History.|Forgery - China - History.|Public administration - China - History.|Fraud - China - History.|China - History - Qing dynasty, 1644-1912.|China - Officials and employees.
Country of Publication
Washington (State)
Number of Pages
xiv, 265

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