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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 116

In the Wake of the Mongols

The Making of a New Social Order in North China, 1200–1600

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$32.00 • £27.95 • €29.95

ISBN 9780674247895

Publication Date: 08/18/2020


368 pages

6 x 9 inches

8 color photos, 5 photos, 5 illus., 4 maps, 3 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


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In this new social history, Jinping Wang challenges the tired old clichés of ‘Sinicization,’ guided by a supposedly dominant ‘Confucian literati’ class.—Christopher Atwood

A large body of important work has been produced on the social history and local history of middle-period China over the last thirty years, but virtually all of it has focused only on south China. Now the emergence of inscriptional sources, some newly available and some simply overlooked, has become the basis for a new wave of rich social-historical work on north China that is transforming our understanding of the middle period. Jinping Wang is a leader in this new wave of northern social history, and her book is a landmark in the field.—Robert Hymes

The whole book, as well as its remarkable quality of translations, are a model of sinological work. It improves our knowledge and understanding of society during the Mongol period and the Yuan dynasty, and from now on any sociological study in this vast field of research will have to refer to it.—Pierre Marsone

This study of Han Chinese turning to a school of popular Daoism through a turbulent period of history is remarkable, especially because of the way Wang Jinping utilized epigraphic materials to demonstrate how this social phenomenon emerged. The resilience of Quanzhen institutions in the face of the challenges of Mongol-favoured Buddhism and then imperial Ming Neo-Confucianism has never before been so well described and explained. It is an admirable work of fine scholarship.—Wang Gungwu

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