A Social History of Medieval China

A Social History of Medieval China

A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MIDDLE-PERIOD CHINA THE SONG, LIAO, WESTERN XIA AND JIN DYNASTIES ZHU RUIXIN, ZHANG BANGWEI, LIU FUSHENG, CAI CHONGBANG AND WANG ZENGYU A Social History of Middle-Period China Drawing on a wide Front Cover.

Author: Ruixi Zhu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107167865

Category: History

Page: 801

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A valuable reference work for the social history of China in the period 960-1279 from leading Chinese scholars.
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The Writing of Weddings in Middle Period China

The Writing of Weddings in Middle Period China

Although social history generally lacks the overt teleology of historical materialism, its notion of the social is conceived in ... In the early pages of their articles and monographs, social historians of the Middle Period consistently ...

Author: Christian de Pee

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791480151

Category: History

Page: 382

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A groundbreaking work that treats writing as a ritual practice and texts as ritual objects.
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Visual and Material Cultures in Middle Period China

Visual and Material Cultures in Middle Period China

Chaffee, John W. The Thorny Gates of Learning in Sung China: a Social History of Examinations. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985. Chaffee, John W. and Denis Twitchett, eds. The Cambridge History of China, Vol.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004349377

Category: Art

Page: 350

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Eight studies examine key features of Chinese visual and material cultures, ranging from tombs and ceramics to Buddhist paintings and colophons on calligraphies. The essays connect visual materials to funeral and religious practices, drama, poetry, literati life, travel, and trade.
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Political Communication in Chinese and European History 800 1600

Political Communication in Chinese and European History  800 1600

His research interests include the political, educational, institutional, social, and cultural history of Middle-period China (Five Dynasties, Song, and Yuan) as well as Chinese historiography. Hilde De Weerdt is Professor of Chinese ...

Author: Franz-Julius Morche

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048551002

Category: History

Page: 635

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Based on a collaboration between historians of Chinese and European politics, this volume offers a first comprehensive overview of current research on political communication in middle-period European and Chinese history. The chapters present new work on the sources and processes of political communication in European and Chinese history partly through juxtaposing and combining formerly separate historiographies and partly through direct comparison. Contrary to earlier comparative work on empires and state formation, which aimed to explain similarities and differences with encompassing models and new theories of divergence, the goal is to further conversations between historians by engaging regional historiographies from the bottom up.
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The Language of Color in China

The Language of Color in China

New Perspectives on China's Past: Chinese Archeology in the Twentieth Century, Volume 1. ... The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire. ... A Social History of Middle-Period China.

Author: Jun Zhou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527526167

Category: History

Page: 339

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This is the first book to explore color history in Asia. Color is a natural phenomenon and a fundamental element of the universe, and offers a medium to communicate with others globally. It is a language of signals, such as traffic lights, signs or symbols, and an essential part of society. Color attracts people’s attention and transmits important information. As such, color language denotes all of the activities of human history, and has been associated with changes in society, economic development, and dynasties replacing the old with the new. The book brings together many elements of Chinese history with reference to the topic of ‘color’ and has evolved from the authors’ respective interests in art and design, teaching and research, consultancy and publishing. The topic will be of increasing importance in the future as a consequence of China’s increasing influence in the sphere of global culture. For practitioners of art and design, the book will be a valuable resource; for the general public, interested in the development of Chinese aesthetics over the centuries, it will provide a new perspective complimentary to existing studies about art, design and the history of the region.
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What is Medieval History

What is Medieval History

R. Zhu et al., A Social History of Middle Period China (Cambridge, 2016). 55. N. Standen, 'Colouring Outside the Lines: Methods for a Global History of Eastern Eurasia, 600–1350', TRHS, 6th series, 29 (2019): 62. 56.

Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781509532582

Category: History

Page: 208

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Since its first publication in 2007, John H. Arnold’s What is Medieval History? has established itself as the leading introduction to the craft of the medieval historian. What is it that medieval historians do? How – and why – do they do it? Arnold discusses the creation of medieval history as a field, the nature of its sources, the intellectual tools used by medievalists, and some key areas of thematic importance from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation. The fascinating case studies include a magical plot against a medieval pope, a fourteenth-century insurrection, and the importance of a kiss exchanged between two tenth-century noblemen. Throughout the book, readers are shown not only what medieval history is, but the cultural and political contexts in which it has been written. This anticipated second edition includes further exploration of the interdisciplinary techniques that can aid medieval historians, such as dialogue with scientists and archaeologists, and addresses some of the challenges – both medieval and modern – of the idea of a ‘global middle ages’. What is Medieval History? continues to demonstrate why the pursuit of medieval history is important not only to the present, but to the future. It is an invaluable guide for students, teachers, researchers and interested general readers.
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conqeror and rulers social forces in medieval china

conqeror and rulers social forces in medieval china

Wittfogel divides the social history of China into three periods . The first one is the feudal period 6 ) . At the end of the third century B.C. the " middle period " begins and ends only in the nineteenth century ? ) .

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Publisher: Brill Archive

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Page: 152

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Silk Slaves and Stupas

Silk  Slaves  and Stupas

“Chinese Character Tattoos, Pattern Tattoos, and Flower Pinning.” In A Social History of Middle-Period China, edited by Zhu Ruixin, Zhang Bangwei, Liu Fusheng, Cai Chongbang, and Wang Zengyu, 639–48. Cambridge: Cambridge University ...

Author: Susan Whitfield

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520957664

Category: History

Page: 376

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Following her bestselling Life Along the Silk Road, Susan Whitfield widens her exploration of the great cultural highway with a new captivating portrait focusing on material things. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas tells the stories of ten very different objects, considering their interaction with the peoples and cultures of the Silk Road—those who made them, carried them, received them, used them, sold them, worshipped them, and, in more recent times, bought them, conserved them, and curated them. From a delicate pair of earrings from a steppe tomb to a massive stupa deep in Central Asia, a hoard of Kushan coins stored in an Ethiopian monastery to a Hellenistic glass bowl from a southern Chinese tomb, and a fragment of Byzantine silk wrapping the bones of a French saint to a Bactrian ewer depicting episodes from the Trojan War, these objects show us something of the cultural diversity and interaction along these trading routes of Afro-Eurasia. Exploring the labor, tools, materials, and rituals behind these various objects, Whitfield infuses her narrative with delightful details as the objects journey through time, space, and meaning. Silk, Slaves, and Stupas is a lively, visual, and tangible way to understand the Silk Road and the cultural, economic, and technical changes of the late antique and medieval worlds.
Categories: History

China and England

China and England

... Textual Geographies and Urban Space in Song-Dynasty Luoyang, 960–1127,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, Vol. 52, No. 1, Rock, Paper, Scissors: Fragments of Local History in Middle-Period China, (2009), pp.

Author: Martin Powers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351381727

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book examines egalitarian social ideals and institutions that arose in preindustrial China and England, and in the process, uncovers China’s forgotten role in the history of social justice debate and legislation during the eighteenth century. Drawing on a wide range of visual and documentary evidence, the author shows that many prominent individuals in both England and China adopted comparable strategies as a logical response to excesses of privilege and arbitrary power, with educated but non-noble persons taking advantage of print culture, a more literate population, an expanded art market, public spaces and other familiar ‘early modern’ developments to interrogate the system of inherited privilege and promote a more meritocratic society. This shared experience created common ground for transformative exchange between the two great traditions during the eighteenth century. By providing a more global account of what we call Western values, the book shows that early modern China and England had far more in common than is normally supposed, and thus challenges claims on the right and the left that the people of China lacked a concept of social justice and that China’s cultural legacy should be treated as exceptional in regard to human rights.
Categories: Social Science

Conquerors and Rulers Social Forces in Medieval China

Conquerors and Rulers Social Forces in Medieval China

Wittfogel divided the social history of China into three periods . The first one was the feudal period . At the end of the third century B.C. the " middle period ” began , which lasted until ) 1 F.i. A. R. Desai , Social Background of ...

Author: Wolfram Eberhard

Publisher: Brill Archive

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Category: China

Page: 206

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Categories: China