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Interpreting the relationship between the Qing empire and inland Eurasia raises crucial questions about the Qing empire itself and its connection to global currents. For this reason, historians have continued to experiment with different perspectives on the study of this massive region. This talk will review some past approaches, and consider the prospects for developing a more integrative perspective on the role of the Qing in early modern Eurasian history, with a particular focus on Inner, Central, and South Asia.
is Assistant Professor in the Lyon G. Tyler Department of History at the College of William and Mary.
The 2014-15 seminar series, Eurasian Empires & Central Asian Peoples: The Backlands in World History, is co-sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia and the Center for Near Eastern Studies. Click here for more information about the series.