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Title State power in China, 900-1325 / edited by Patricia Buckley Ebrey and Paul Jakov Smith.
Publication Seattle ; London : University of Washington Press, [2016]
Description ix, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Call # 951.024 S
Series A China Program book
China Program book.
Summary "This collection provides new ways to understand how state power was exercised during the overlapping Liao, Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties. Through a set of case studies, it examines large questions concerning dynastic legitimacy, factional strife, the relationship between the literati and the state, and the value of centralization. How was state power exercised? Why did factional strife periodically become ferocious? Which problems did reformers seek to address? Could subordinate groups resist the state? How did politics shape the sources that survive? The nine essays explore key elements of state power, ranging from armies, taxes, and imperial patronage to factional struggles, officials' personal networks, and ways to secure control of conquered territory. Drawing on new sources, research methods, and historical perspectives, the contributors illuminate the institutional side of state power while confronting evidence of instability and change--of ways to gain, lose, or exercise power"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1. The ruling house -- Invoking higher authorities : Song Taizong's quest for imperial legitimacy and its architectural legacy / Tracy Miller -- Cao Xun and the legend of emperor Taizu's oath / Charles Hartman -- Part 2. The literati and the political system -- Governing a multicentered state : prefects and their networks in the 1040s and 1210s / Song Chen -- Anatomies of reform : the Qingli-era reforms of Fan Zhongyan and the new policies of Wang Anshi compared / Paul Jakov Smith -- Bureaucratic politics and commemorative biography : the epitaphs of Fan Zhongyan / Cong Ellen Zhang -- Part 3. Statecraft theory -- Northern Song reformist thought and its sources : Wang Anshi and Mencius / Li Huarui -- Debates on just taxation in Ma Duanlin's comprehensive survey / Jaeyoon Song -- Part 4. State power in practice -- Soldier mutinies and resistance during the northern Song / Elad Alyagon -- State-forced relocations in China, 900-1300 -- Patricia Buckley Ebrey -- Glossary of Chinese characters.
Subject China -- History -- Liao dynasty, 947-1125.
China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279.
China -- History -- Jin dynasty, 1115-1234.
China -- History -- Yuan dynasty, 1260-1368.
State, The -- History -- To 1500.
Power (Social sciences) -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Political culture -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Literature and state -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Civil-military relations -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Social change -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Civil-military relations. (OCoLC)fst00862889
Jin Dynasty (China : 1115-1234) (OCoLC)fst01696748
Liao Dynasty (China) (OCoLC)fst01696756
Literature and state. (OCoLC)fst01000102
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Power (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst01074219
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
Song Dynasty (China) (OCoLC)fst01696776
State, The. (OCoLC)fst01131943
Yuan Dynasty (China) (OCoLC)fst01696786
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
To 1500
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Ebrey, Patricia Buckley, 1947-
Smith, Paul Jakov, 1947-
ISBN 9780295998107 (hardcover)
0295998105 (hardcover)
Standard # 40026238059

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