History repackaged in the age of print: the Sanguozhi and Sanguo yanyi

  title={History repackaged in the age of print: the Sanguozhi and Sanguo yanyi},
  author={Anne E. Mclaren},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={293 - 313}
  • A. Mclaren
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
For over a millennium, the issue of the Shu-Han succession during the Three Kingdoms era (220–265 CE) has served as a proxy for debates about the relative merits of territorial control, blood relationship, and moral qualifications as grounds for imperial legitimacy in China. Debate reached a new height after the fall of north China during the twelfth century, a period when a revitalization of Confucian studies led to a greater interest in the publishing of private histories. This article deals… 
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