Recommended reading

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Some books to get people started on Manchu history study, Manchu archery research, or antique arms connoisseurship. Arranged by subject.

CHINESE / QING ARCHERY


Selby, Stephen, Chinese Archery, Hong Kong University Press; 2000.


MANCHU HISTORY


Elliot, Mark C, THE MANCHU WAY: The Eight Banners and Ethnic Identity in Late Imperial China. Stanford University Press; 2001.


Crossley, Pamela Kyle, THE MANCHUS. Blackwell Publishing; 1997.


Crossley, Pamela Kyle, ORPHAN WARRIORS; Three Manchu Generations and the End of the Qing World. Princeton University Press; 1991.


Crossley, Pamela Kyle, A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology, University of California Press, 2002.


ARMS AND ARMOUR REFERENCE BOOKS


故宫博物院藏文物珍品全集 56:请宫武备 (Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Wenwu Zhenpin Quanji 56: Qing gong wu bei) or The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Beijing 56: Armaments and Military Provisions. Published in Hong Kong, 2008.


FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS


Cosmo, Nicola Di, The Diary of a Manchu Soldier in Seventeenth-Century China: My Service in the Army, by Dzengseo, Taylor & Francis, 2009.


LANGUAGE


Li Gertraude Roth, Manchu: A textbook for reading documents, University of Hawaii Press, 2000.


Norman Jerry, A comprehensive Manchu-English Dictionary (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series), Harvard University Asia Center, 2013.