Mapping a Stateless Nation: “Bohai” Identity in the Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries

  title={Mapping a Stateless Nation: “Bohai” Identity in the Twelfth to Fourteenth Centuries},
  author={Jesse D. Sloane},
  journal={Journal of Song-Yuan Studies},
  pages={365 - 403}
The Bohai 渤海 people played a pivotal role in the politics, literature, and society of northern China under the Liao and Jin dynasties. After the conquest and dissolution of the kingdom of Parhae (698–926) by the Khitan empire, the term “Bohai” was used through the fourteenth century to denote a subset of the populations of the Liao,1 Jin, and Mongol empires. Within the study of ethnicity in premodern Chinese history, the Bohai are atypical both for the centuries for which they were recognized… 


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