Negotiated Power: The State, Elites, and Local Governance in Twelfth- to Fourteenth-Century China by Sukhee Lee (review)

@article{Davis2017NegotiatedPT,
  title={Negotiated Power: The State, Elites, and Local Governance in Twelfth- to Fourteenth-Century China by Sukhee Lee (review)},
  author={R. Davis},
  journal={Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies},
  year={2017},
  volume={77},
  pages={227 - 235}
}
  • R. Davis
  • Published 2017
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  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
For four decades, historians of China’s middle period have tried to run before they walked, ruminating on the evolution of the country’s political and social elites at a macro level before building the necessary foundation in empirical research, especially in the realm of local history. Sukhee Lee’s impeccably researched and deftly executed book delivers a major salvo to prevailing assumptions in the field, while providing alternative ways of reading some of the same texts that informed earlier… Expand
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