Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231160704

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231160704.001.0001

Show Summary Details

1700–1800

1700–1800

Chapter:
(p.65) Part II 1700–1800
Source:
Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010
Author(s):

Li Narangoa

Robert Cribb

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231160704.003.0003

This part of the book explores the eighteenth-century political configuration of Northeast Asia. By the beginning of the century, the Qing Empire had no single governance structure in all among their territories. This was due to a growing number of Chinese traders and residents, as well as a feared Russian penetration of the region. In response, the Qing authorities initiated the instruction of Mongolian to its territories and trade caravans with the Russians. By the mid-eighteenth century, despite consolidation efforts, Qing authorities had not effectively managed its growing territorial extent. One of the Qing's main territorial concerns was the Zunghar Mongols' uprising—initiated due to the emperor's refusal of their right to install “khan.” As a consequence, the Mongols were often passed over in favor of the Manchus for the top administrative positions. Meanwhile, at the periphery, Korea's economy was flourishing and Russia was becoming more lenient over their control of Siberian territory.

Keywords:   eighteenth century, Northeast Asia, Qing empire, Russia, mid-eighteenth century, Zunghar Mongols, Korea, Siberian territory

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .