The Destruction of the Medieval Chinese Aristocracy

@inproceedings{Tackett2014TheDO,
  title={The Destruction of the Medieval Chinese Aristocracy},
  author={Nicolas Tackett},
  year={2014}
}
The complete disappearance by the tenth century of the medieval Chinese aristocracy, the "great clans" that had dominated China for centuries, has long perplexed historians. In this book, Nicolas Tackett resolves the enigma of their disappearance by using new, digital methodologies to analyze a dazzling array of sources. He systematically exploits the thousands of funerary biographies excavated in recent decades--most of them never before examined by scholars--while taking full advantage of the… Expand
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