Treason by the Book

Jonathon Spence discussed his book Treason By the Book, published by Viking. The book looks at an 18th century conspiracy by Chinese school… read more

Jonathon Spence discussed his book Treason By the Book, published by Viking. The book looks at an 18th century conspiracy by Chinese school teachers against their Manchu emperor. The emperor made a book about the case, including the records of the conspirators. Professor Spence explained the unique aspects of Chinese culture that fostered such factionalism and tensions between royalty and the scholars, and how their tradition of recording these historic moments yielded an immense paper archive upon which Mr. Spence based his book. After his presentation, he answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Treason by the Book

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Program ID:
163152-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Capitola, California, United States
First Aired:
Apr 21, 2001 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 13, 2001 | 2:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 21, 2001 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 22, 2001 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 21, 2001 | 5:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 2001 | 2:23am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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