Culture and Power in the Reconstitution of the Chinese Realm, 200-600

Culture and Power in the Reconstitution of the Chinese Realm, 200-600

by Scott Pearce
     
 

The period between the fall of the Han in 220 and the reunification of the Chinese realm in the late sixth century receives short shrift in most accounts of Chinese history. The period is usually characterized as one of disorder and dislocation, ethnic strife, and bloody court struggles. In the eight essays of Culture and Power in the Reconstitution of the Chinese… See more details below

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The period between the fall of the Han in 220 and the reunification of the Chinese realm in the late sixth century receives short shrift in most accounts of Chinese history. The period is usually characterized as one of disorder and dislocation, ethnic strife, and bloody court struggles. In the eight essays of Culture and Power in the Reconstitution of the Chinese Realm, 200-600, the authors seek to chart the actual changes occurring in this period of disunion, and to show its relationship to what preceded and followed it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674005235
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Harvard East Asian Monographs Series, #200
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Maps and Figures
Preface
Abbreviations
Contributors
Dynastic Chronology
Introduction1
1Jiankang and the Commercial Empire of the Southern Dynasties: Change and Continuity in Medieval Chinese Economic History35
2To the Manner Born? Nature and Nurture in Early Medieval Chinese Literary Thought53
3A Dialogue with the Ancients: Tao Qian's Interrogation of Confucius75
4Civil Service Examinations: Evidence from the Northwest99
5Hybrid Vigor: Memory, Mimesis, and the Matching of Meanings in Fifth-Century Buddhist Art125
6Form and Matter: Archaizing Reform in Sixth-Century China149
7Lu Xiujing, Buddhism, and the First Daoist Canon181
8Culling the Weeds and Selecting Prime Blossoms: The Anthology in Early Medieval China200
Notes245
Index335

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