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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

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  • List of Maps, Figures, Plates, and Tables*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • A Note to the Reader
  • Introduction
  • 1. Yuan Haowen and the Degree-Holder Society in the Jin Dynasty
  • 2. The Quanzhen Daoist Order and Postwar Social Reconstruction, 1234–1281
  • 3. The Buddhist Order, Political Clout, and Kinship Relations
  • 4. Clergy, Irrigation Associations, and the Rural Socioeconomic Order
  • 5. Continuity and Change in Local Dominance in the Ming Dynasty
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: List of Unpublished Stele Inscriptions Used in This Book
  • Appendix 2: Translation of Inscriptions on the 1300 Liang Stele and the 1310 Miaoyan Stele
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Maps, Figures, Plates, and Tables
    • Maps
      • 1. The Mongol-Yuan Empire superimposed on the territory of modern China
      • 2. Places in Shanxi province mentioned in this book
      • 3. Places Yuan Haowen visited in 1190–1234
      • 4. Distribution of imperial and commandery principalities in Shanxi
    • Figures
      • 1.1. A statue of Yuan Haowen
      • 2.1. Daoist caves in Dragon Mountain
      • 2.2. The cave dedicated to Song Defang
      • 2.3. Song Defang’s sarcophagus in the Palace of Eternal Joy
      • 2.4. Four tales of filial piety on Song Defang’s sarcophagus
      • 3.1. Family tree of Monk Zhang Zhiyu
      • 4.1. An image of a sluice gate from Wang Zhen’s fourteenth-century Treatise on Agronomy
      • 4.2. A water-powered mill shown in Wang Zhen’s Treatise on Agronomy
      • 4.3. The Huo Spring irrigation system in the early twentieth century
      • 5.1. The high walls of the Expanded-Merit Monastery at Liuhui village
    • Plates
      • 1. Lay Buddhist women chanting texts in a morning ritual at Cuizhuang village
      • 2. The tombs of the Yuan family
      • 3. The grotto of Lü Dongbin at Nine-Peak Mountain
      • 4. The site of the Upper Palace of Purified Yang at Nine-Peak Mountain
      • 5. A stele dated 1262 at the Palace of Eternal Joy
      • 6. The Pavilion of Water Distribution at the Huo Spring
      • 7. The main hall of the King of Brilliant Response at the Water God Temple
      • 8. Mural of a theatrical scene in the Hall of the King of Brilliant Response
    • Tables
      • 1. Numbers of newly established Buddhist monasteries and Daoist abbeys in Pingyang prefecture, based on the 1736 edition of the Pingyang fuzhi
      • 2. Numbers of newly established Buddhist monasteries and Daoist abbeys in Taiyuan prefecture, based on the 1783 edition of the Taiyuan fuzhi
      • 3. The thirty-two Buddhist and Daoist establishments in Taiyuan prefecture sponsored by the Jin principality and its affiliated commandery principalities

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