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Rumour, Hanjian 漢奸 and identity: who Led the 'Barbarians' to burn the Yuanming yuan?

Man Li UGent (2011) CROSSROADS : STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF EXCHANGE RELATIONS IN THE EAST ASIAN WORLD. 4. p.169-241
abstract
That the so-called “Hanjian” (as a rule translated as renegade, traitor, disloyal person of the Chinese people, and the like) Gong Cheng, a son of the famous scholar Gong Zizhen, has led English and French armies to burn the Yuanming yuan Palace ha s been a widely spread saying since late Qing times. This article se eks to analyze the issue of identities (national, ethic) in late Qing and early Republican times through discussing the formation and the spread of this rumour. First of all, we will introduce a short history of the changing concept of Hanjian, because it is just based on the understanding of and idea behind this concept that the widely spreading of the rumour developed. After the clarification of its historical meanings, this article will analyze different views and comments on this rumour as well as identity problems reflected by these views and comments. In the context of a greater narration of the historical transition from the late Qing to the Republican Era, this article to some extent reveals the chaos caused by the destruction of identity in late Qing times and the efforts spent on the reconstruction of a new identity in Republ ican China.
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journal title
CROSSROADS : STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF EXCHANGE RELATIONS IN THE EAST ASIAN WORLD
Crossroads
editor
Angela Schottenhammer
volume
4
pages
169 - 241
ISSN
2190-8796
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English
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2984725
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2984725
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2012-09-11 12:04:18
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the reconstruction of a new identity in Republ ican China.},
  author       = {Li, Man},
  editor       = {Schottenhammer,  Angela},
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  journal      = {CROSSROADS : STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF EXCHANGE RELATIONS IN THE EAST ASIAN WORLD},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {169--241},
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  volume       = {4},
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Chicago
Li, Man. 2011. “Rumour, Hanjian 漢奸 and Identity: Who Led the ‘Barbarians’ to Burn the Yuanming Yuan?” Ed. Angela Schottenhammer. Crossroads : Studies on the History of Exchange Relations in the East Asian World 4: 169–241.
APA
Li, Man. (2011). Rumour, Hanjian 漢奸 and identity: who Led the “Barbarians” to burn the Yuanming yuan? ( A. Schottenhammer, Ed.)CROSSROADS : STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF EXCHANGE RELATIONS IN THE EAST ASIAN WORLD, 4, 169–241.
Vancouver
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Li M. Rumour, Hanjian 漢奸 and identity: who Led the “Barbarians” to burn the Yuanming yuan? Schottenhammer A, editor. CROSSROADS : STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF EXCHANGE RELATIONS IN THE EAST ASIAN WORLD. 2011;4:169–241.
MLA
Li, Man. “Rumour, Hanjian 漢奸 and Identity: Who Led the ‘Barbarians’ to Burn the Yuanming Yuan?” Ed. Angela Schottenhammer. CROSSROADS : STUDIES ON THE HISTORY OF EXCHANGE RELATIONS IN THE EAST ASIAN WORLD 4 (2011): 169–241. Print.