第7回 GJSセミナー (第110回 東文研・ASNET共催セミナー) "Diary of a Poor Bannerman: Surviving Day-to-Day in Qing Beijing in the Early Nineteenth Century" のお知らせ


【日時 / Date】 2015年1月15日(木) 16:30-17:30 / Jan 15, 2015 (Thu) 4:30-5:30 p.m.
※ 通常と時間が異なりますのでご注意ください。

【会場 / Venue】 東京大学 東洋文化研究所 1階 ロビー / Ground Floor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【報告者 / Lecturer】 Bingyu Zheng (Princeton University)

【題名 / Title】 Diary of a Poor Bannerman: Surviving Day-to-Day in Qing Beijing in the Early Nineteenth Century

【要旨 / Abstract】
During the Qing dynasty, members of the Eight Banner system were considered to be a privileged group who “ate the emperor’s rice,” received preferential treatment from the state, and enjoyed comfortable, leisurely lifestyle. This image stands in sharp contrast to the harsh difficulties that the low-ranking Beijing bannerman Mucihiyan faced in his daily life, as described in his diary Siyan cuwang lu meng (Xianchuang lumeng). Written in Manchu and covering his daily activities from 1828 to 1835, the diary shows that even though the state granted living stipends to Mucihiyan, it also placed numerous constraints on his life that he had to struggle with on a daily basis, such that the relationship between him and the Qing authorities was often shown to be antagonistic. Since his salary from the state was increasingly incapable of covering his daily expenses, Mucihiyan had to find alternative sources of income on his own. To do so, he participated in local social networks that included both bannermen and Chinese civilians to find potential benefactors, and capitalized on skills he developed in his leisure pursuits. These maneuvers were adopted often in defiance of the Qing court’s regulations. Through examining Mucihiyan’s financial decisions as depicted in the diary, this paper seeks to re-contextualize the so-called “Eight Banner livelihood problem” through the perspective of a common bannerman, contrasting the Manchu rulers’ ideals of who a bannerman should be with how he actually lived in the early nineteenth century.

※報告は英語で行われます。 / The lecture will be in English.

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掲載期間:20150105 - 20150115
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