"A pleasure to read. . . . For its thorough research and judicious conclusions, Manchus and Han is a valuable addition to the literature on ethnicity and politics in early 20th-century China."
"This engaging and well-documented study makes significant contributions to our understanding both of late 19th and early 20th century Chinese history, and of China's continuing struggle with ethnic heterogeneity. The fact that the book is readable, well-written and at times even suspenseful, enhances its usefulness and appeal."
"Superbly produced and the best kind of academic writing."
-American Historical Review
"A powerful contribution . . . to the literature on the 1911 revolution."
-Journal of Asian Studies
"A volume worthy of worldwide celebration. It is the first monograph written in either English or Chinese dedicated to the study of the relationship between the Manchus and the Han Chinese from the middle of the nineteenth century through most of the twentieth. It is also a significant addition the growing research on the history of the Manchus and Qing dynasty (1636-1911) by accomplishing the very challenging task of dealing with the Manchu-Han relationship during and after the 1911 Revolution. The awarding of the 2002 Joseph Levenson Book Prize to Rhoads for this volume demonstrates the academic recognition of this remarkable achievement."
-China Review International
"Edward Rhoad's fascinating narrative has made an important contribution to the ongoing debate on the 'Manchu question' in Qing history. Readers interested in China's late imperial social and political history, and ethnic relations, or simply wishing to know more about the astonishing 'rise and fall' of the Manchus and their empire will be rewarded by this solidly researched and very readable book."
-School of Oriental and African Studies