The "Localist Turn" and "Local Identity" in Later Imperial China

  title={The "Localist Turn" and "Local Identity" in Later Imperial China},
  author={Peter K. Bol},
  journal={Late Imperial China},
  pages={1 - 50}
  • P. Bol
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Late Imperial China
�� For many years historians of the middle period of Chinese history—roughly from mid-eighth century into the fifteenth century—found considerable appeal in the idea that the Tang-Song transition represented a transition from a feudal society dominated by great aristocratic clans to an emerging “modern” world of commerce, urbanization, social mobility, rationality, and technology. This search for the modern in China’s past, which assumed that European history represented the necessary course of… Expand

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