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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 93

The Destruction of the Medieval Chinese Aristocracy

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ISBN 9780674970656

Publication Date: 08/29/2016

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298 pages

6 x 9 inches

25 line illustrations, 16 maps, 17 tables

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  • List of Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conventions
  • Map of Tang China
  • Introduction
    • The Transformation of Medieval Elites
    • Tomb Epitaphs as a Historical Source
  • 1. The Bureaucratic Aristocracy of Medieval China
    • Clan Lists and the Classification of the Great Clans
    • The Demographic Expansion of the Medieval Aristocracy
    • The Geographic Dispersal of Great Clan Descendants
    • Bureaucratized Aristocrats
    • Conclusion
  • 2. The Geography of Power
    • Localizing Elites
    • Capital Elites
    • National Elites in the Provinces
    • Other Elite Migratory Pathways
    • Conclusion
  • 3. The Capital Elite Marriage Network
    • Reconstructing Patrilines
    • Localizing Patrilines
    • Geographic Distribution and Size of the Late Tang Political Elite
    • The Social Landscape of the Capitals
    • Marriage Networks and Social Capital
    • Conclusion
  • 4. The Late Tang Provinces
    • The Late Tang Provincial System and the Heibei Autonomous Provinces
    • Recentralization after the Xianzong Restoration
    • The Tang Political Oligarchy and the Provinces
    • Social Mobility in Provincial Governments
    • Provincial Cultures
    • Conclusion
  • 5. Huang Chao and the Destruction of the Medieval Aristocracy
    • Chang’an under Huang Chao
    • Devastation in Luoyang and the Provinces
    • The Demise of the Tang Elite
    • The Survivors and the New Structure of Power
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A: Guide to Accompanying Database
  • Appendix B: Estimating the Total Size of the Late Tang Capital Elite
  • Appendix C: Sources of Ninth-Century Excavated Epitaphs
  • Bibliography
  • Personal Name Index
  • General Index

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