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Harvard East Asian Monographs 371

Negotiated Power

The State, Elites, and Local Governance in Twelfth- to Fourteenth-Century China

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674417144

Publication Date: 09/15/2014


362 pages

6 x 9 inches

8 halftones, 1 map, 12 tables

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  • List of Maps, Tables, and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Elites, Locality, and the State
    • The Rise of Mingzhou and Its Elites in the Southern Song (1127–1279)
    • “Elite Dominance” in Mingzhou?
    • The State and Family Strategy
    • Regional and Translocal Marriage Networks of Mingzhou Elites
    • Conclusion
  • 2. Local Governance in Southern Song Mingzhou
    • Local Defense and Security
    • Building Local Infrastructure
    • Accommodating Elite Participation
    • Financing Local Governance
    • Dealing with Local Interests
    • Comparison with the Northern Song (960–1126)
    • Conclusion
  • 3. Cooperation and Tension: Revisiting Local Activism
    • Official Schools in Local Society
    • Community Drinking Ceremony
    • Community Charitable Estate
    • Visions of “Righteousness” (yi)
    • Conclusion
  • 4. The Yuan Transformation: The State and Elites under Alien Rule
    • Elites under the Confucian Household System
    • Mingzhou Elites, Old and New
    • Marriages in Yuan Mingzhou
    • Managing Local Governance
    • Negotiation Redefined: The State and Elites under Alien Rule
    • Conclusion
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes
    • 1. Burial Site in a County Different from County of Residence
    • 2. Translocal Marriages in Southern Song and Yuan Mingzhou
    • 3. Extant Biographical Sources for Officials Who Served in Southern Song Mingzhou
    • 4. Maintenance of Official Schools in Southern Song Mingzhou
    • 5. Inscriptions on Official Schools in Yuan Mingzhou
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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