The Changing Relationship between Local Society and the Central Political Power in Former Han: 206 B.C.–8 A.D.

  title={The Changing Relationship between Local Society and the Central Political Power in Former Han: 206 B.C.–8 A.D.},
  author={Cho-yun Hsu},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={358 - 370}
  • Cho-yun Hsu
  • Published 1 July 1965
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
The consolidation of China did not come immediately with China's unification. It was not fully accomplished until the middle of the Former (Western) Han. The monolithic2 nature of the political powers and a group of local elite3 were then forming. And the bureaucracy, becoming much elaborated during this era, served to link the two. The elite group functioned, on the one hand as the reservoir of candidates to officialdom, and on the other hand, as the leading element with education, prestige… 
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