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Author Meyer-Fong, Tobie S. (Tobie Sarah)
Title What remains : coming to terms with civil war in 19th century China / Tobie Meyer-Fong.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2013.

Author Meyer-Fong, Tobie S. (Tobie Sarah)
Subject Collective memory -- China -- History.
China -- History -- Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 -- Casualties.
China -- History -- Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 -- Atrocities.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 316 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents War -- Words -- Marked bodies -- Bones and flesh -- Wood and ink -- Loss -- Endings.
Summary The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in human history. Tens of millions of people lost their lives, as Chinese rebels, imperial armies, and local militias clashed across the Yangzi Delta. Yet while the Rebellion has been intensely studied, little is known of how individuals coped with these cataclysmic events. Drawing upon a rich array of primary sources, this study explores the issues that preoccupied Chinese and Western survivors. Individuals, families, and communities grappled with fundamental questions of loyalty and loss as they struggled to rebuild shattered cities, bury the dead, and make sense of the horrors that they had witnessed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804785594 (electronic bk.)
0804785597 (electronic bk.)
080475425X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804754255 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804754255 (cloth alk. paper)
OCLC # 828743686
Additional Format Print version: Meyer-Fong, Tobie S. (Tobie Sarah). What remains. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013] 9780804754255 (DLC) 2012035274 (OCoLC)808990399