L'histoire oubliée de la rivière Lai de Zhou Tingying

Abstract : The Forgotten History of the Lai River is a unique account of the Manchu conquest of Southern China. Written in a very personal style by a supporter of the loyalist resistance by the name of Zhou Tingying, the narrative focuses on the rebellion of the ‘Sliced noses’ bondservant society. From June to December of 1645, its leaders, the Pan brothers, literally put the district of Liyang (Jiangsu, south of the Yangzi River) to fire and sword. Reading this text sheds light on various little-known aspects of late Ming history, such as bondage practices, the so-called bondservants’ rebellions, social tensions, the complexity of elite reactions to the Manchu conquest, and the singular forms of historical writing in a time of social, political, and military crisis.
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Claude Chevaleyre, Zhou Tingying. L'histoire oubliée de la rivière Lai de Zhou Tingying. 2017, pp.44-55. ⟨hal-02263620⟩

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