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The Cambridge History of China : Volume 6, Alien Regimes and Border States, 907-1368 - Herbert Franke

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 6, Alien Regimes and Border States, 907-1368

By: Herbert Franke (Editor), Denis C. Twitchett (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th May 2014
ISBN: 9780521243315
Number Of Pages: 896

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This volume deals with four non-Chinese regimes: the Khitan dynasty of Liao; the Tangut state of Hsi Hsia; the Jurchen empire of Chin; and the Mongolian Yuan dynasty that eventually engulfed the whole of China. It investigates the historical background from which these regimes emerged and shows how each in its own way set up viable institutions for the control of a multi-racial, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural population. It discusses these problems not just as a long negative episode in China's history, but shows the ingenuity and adaptability of these states, and their success in achieving political and social stability. The volume presents the fullest chronological account of the period, in which political, institutional, social, and economic changes are integrated as far as possible, and sees the period against a broad background of international relations in Northern and Central Asia.

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"...the studies presented in this volume have...raised questions which need to be further explored...the level of scholarship expressed in this volume is very high. It is to the credit of the editors and each contributor that we can now say that the stage is set for a new understanding of this period in Chinese history." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies "This volume presents a more authoritative, more comprehensive, and far clearer picture of these regimes that occupied first nothern and western China, an eventually the entire country, than has previously been available...It is difficult to do full justice in reviewing a volume of such magnitude...This volume is indeed a rich banquet, but it is also one that needs to be digested slowly in order to sample fully its varied flavors. Its publication is an event worthy of celebration." The Historian "...a tremendous contribution...this volume is an outstanding encyclopedic study of a unique part of Chinese history, and it should prove useful as a resource not only to researchers and graduate students, but also to those who teach undergraduates...unquestionably an important accomplishment. It will lead readers to a better understanding of the role of the non-Han peoples in Chinese history and encourage all to meditate upon the revolutionary question: what is, in fact, Chinese history?" China Review International "...an important synthesis of aspects and periods of the history of China which have, until relatively recently, been somewhat neglected by scholars...Both editors and contributors deserve our congratulations and gratitude." D. O. Morgan, Reviews of Books "...an indispensable reference work." The International History Review "...a sound survey as well as an indispensable starting point for serious students or researchers." Choice

General editorG++s preface
List of maps
Preface to Volume 6
List of abbreviations
A-pao-chiG++s descent and the structure of the Yeh-l++ clan
Outline genealogy of Liao
Liao emperors and their regnal titles
Genealogy of the Hsia ruling house
Hsia gegnal titles
Genealogy of the early Jurchen rulers
Genealogy of the Chin emperors
Chin regnal titles
Chart of Mongolian rulers
Regnal titles of Mongolian rulers
Capital cities
The Liao
The Hsi Hsia
The Chin
The rise of the Mongolian Empire
The reign of Khubilai
Mid-Y++an politics
Shun-ti and the end of Y++an rule in China
The Y++an government and society
Chinese society under Mongol rule, 1215G++1368
Bibliographic notes
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ISBN: 9780521243315
ISBN-10: 0521243319
Series: Cambridge History of China : Book 6
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 896
Published: 15th May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.32