"The Qing Empire faced a crisis in the nineteenth century of corruption, population pressure, food shortages, ecological and infrastructural decay, rebellion, and a foreign threat from the West. This study uses the literati reformer Bao Shichen as a prism to understand contemporary perceptions of and proposed solutions to this crisis"--Provided by publisher.
Cambridge, Massachusetts :
Harvard University Asia Center,
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-212) and index.