The present volume contains a selection of papers on Manchu history and literature from the first North American Conference on Manchu Studies that took place at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, in May 2005.
From the table of contents:
S. Durrant, A Personal Note on Manchu Studies
J. Bosson, H.T. Toh, Jakdan and His Manchu Poetry
E.S. Ying Chiu, Some Intertextual Relations between The Dream of the Red Chamber and Manchu Zidishu
A.R. Sweeten, The Early Qing Imperial Tombs: From Hetu Alato Beijing
S. Wang, Manchu Women in Transition: Gender Relations and Sexuality
M.E. Hanson, The Significance of Manchu Medical Sources in the Qing