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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 98

Traces of Grand Peace

Classics and State Activism in Imperial China

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$59.95 • £47.95 • €54.00

ISBN 9780674088368

Publication Date: 10/26/2015


450 pages

6 x 9 inches

18 line illustrations, 8 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Conventions
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Wealth, Power, and Legitimacy
    • 1. A Brief History of the Zhouli, 200 BC–AD 900
    • 2. The Ascent of the Zhouli before the New Policies
    • 3. The Zhouli and Li Gou’s Constitutional Agenda
    • 4. The Rise of the Zhouli during the New Policies Period
  • II. Bureaucracy and State Management
    • 5. The New Learning and the Politics of Etymology
    • 6. Premiership and the Principles of Bureaucracy
    • 7. The Supreme Ruler and Political Legitimacy
  • III. Economic Plans, Social Organization, and Moral Suasion
    • 8. Economic Plans and Popular Welfare
    • 9. The Realms of Governance and the Methods of Education
    • 10. “To Unify Morality and Correct Customs”
  • IV. Political Visions and Plans for Reform in the New Policies Period
    • 11. The Political Geography of the Western Zhou
    • 12. The Fengjian System in the Zhouli
    • 13. The Market, Social Organization, and the Military System
    • 14. Taking Back the Zhouli in the Southern Song
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • List of Chinese Characters
  • Index

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