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Byways in the imperial chinese information order : The dissemination and commercial publication of state documents
THE imperial Chinese political order of the second millennium was based on an information order that differed substantially from that of the first Chinese empires. Under the Song dynasty, socialExpand
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Competition over content : negotiating standards for the civil service examinations in imperial China (1127-1279)
Between the 6th and 20th centuries, the civil service examinations created and maintained political coherence across the Chinese polity. Preparation for the examinations transformed the lives ofExpand
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Maps and Memory: Readings of Cartography in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Song China
ABSTRACT This essay traces the early history of the genre of the empire map in China, examines twelfth-century steles and printed maps of the Chinese territories, and analyses contemporary viewingsExpand
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"Court Gazettes" and "Short Reports": Official Views and Unofficial Readings of Court News
The growing interest in current affairs among the twelfth-and thirteenth-century Chinese elite, in and outside officialdom, was evident in the circulation of a wide variety of news genres rangingExpand
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Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China. By Ari Daniel Levine. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2008. xvi, 273 pp. $55.00 (cloth).
constraint. More generally, it would have been instructive to get a clearer political story on the reasons for the shift from a rural-based growth path to a growth path dominated by state-ownedExpand
Divided by a Common Language introduces English readers to an influential chapter in imperial Chinese political history and to features of a political dis- course that polarized politicians into
“our faction,” but often better translated as “we”) makes “extremely rare appearances” in the oeuvre of Northern Song authors but occurs “at least a dozen times” in Zhu Xi’s letters (p. 170) is notExpand