The Qianlong Emperor Looking Hare, by Giuseppe Castiglione (1755)

Final 12 months Inside Asia printed Khohchahar Chulu’s “The Formation and Rules of the Army Hunt in Qing Mongolia”. (Because of Mitra Shirafi at Authorized Historical past Weblog for noting it.) The summary:

Within the Mongolian custom, looking and battle have had robust connections with one another. Through the Qing Empire, Mongolian hunts weren’t solely native practices, however had been additionally concerned within the Qing empire-building venture. Alternatively, the collective hunt itself was by nature a harmful exercise that contained potential bodily dangers from wild animal assaults in addition to human errors. It’s conventionally understood that the hunt subsequently will need to have been effectively organised as a way to safe success and safety. However how a hunt was organised and operated in actuality has not but been effectively examined. This research explores the organisational construction and rules of a navy hunt in Qing Inside Mongolia, a geographically necessary zone the place each the Manchus and Mongols actively held hunts. The first focus of this text is the nineteenth-century Alasha Banner grand hunt, a well-organised and documented Mongolian navy hunt from the Qing interval.

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