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Harvard East Asian Monographs 388

Information, Territory, and Networks

The Crisis and Maintenance of Empire in Song China

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$59.95 • £47.95 • €54.00

ISBN 9780674088429

Publication Date: 10/10/2016


536 pages

6 x 9 inches

17 line illustrations, 13 maps, 24 tables

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  • List of Figures, Maps, and Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • I. Contemporary Dimensions of Empire: The Court
    • 1. The Dissemination of the Archives and the Formation of the Late Imperial Archival Mentality
    • 2. Court Gazettes and Short Reports
  • II. Transhistorical Dimensions of Empire: The Chinese Territories
    • 3. The Reconstitution of Empire in Empire Maps
  • III. Margins, Borders, and Frontiers
    • 4. Strategic Discourse: Building Frontiers in the Public Domain
    • 5. The Multiplexity of Premodern Borders
  • IV. Imperial Information Networks
    • 6. The Notebook Phenomenon
    • 7. Informant Networks and Literati Identities
    • 8. Representing the Foreign Other
  • Conclusions and Prospects
  • Appendix 1: Supplementary Tables
  • Appendix 2: A Note on Topical Markup
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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