<i>On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition</i> by Kenneth M. Swope (review)

On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China... 148 China Review International: Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017 more spelled out? As far as this reader can tell, Swartz’s volume is well on its way to exploring this bigger question. If nature as we moderns know it was not at the center of some of the so-called “nature poetry” or “landscape poetry” from early medieval China, what was it then that had led the “wandering eye” (遊目) and consumed the obsessing mind of the early medieval Chinese poet? Ping Wang Ping Wang is associate professor of Chinese literature, specializing in early and medieval poetry, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Kenneth M. Swope. On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition. Studies in War, Society and the Military. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. ix, 456 pp. Hardcover $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-4995-0. In the first chapter of On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition, Kenneth Swope writes, “ . . . [T]he present book . . . was conceived as a simple study of Zhang Xianzhong’s brief and bloody reign in Sichuan from the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

<i>On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition</i> by Kenneth M. Swope (review)

China Review International, Volume 24 (2) – Jun 4, 2019

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148 China Review International: Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017 more spelled out? As far as this reader can tell, Swartz’s volume is well on its way to exploring this bigger question. If nature as we moderns know it was not at the center of some of the so-called “nature poetry” or “landscape poetry” from early medieval China, what was it then that had led the “wandering eye” (遊目) and consumed the obsessing mind of the early medieval Chinese poet? Ping Wang Ping Wang is associate professor of Chinese literature, specializing in early and medieval poetry, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Kenneth M. Swope. On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition. Studies in War, Society and the Military. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. ix, 456 pp. Hardcover $55.00, ISBN 978-0-8032-4995-0. In the first chapter of On the Trail of the Yellow Tiger: War, Trauma, and Social Dislocation in Southwest China during the Ming-Qing Transition, Kenneth Swope writes, “ . . . [T]he present book . . . was conceived as a simple study of Zhang Xianzhong’s brief and bloody reign in Sichuan from the

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