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The Resource Branches of heaven : a history of the imperial clan of Sung China, John W. Chaffee

Branches of heaven : a history of the imperial clan of Sung China, John W. Chaffee

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Branches of heaven : a history of the imperial clan of Sung China
Title
Branches of heaven
Title remainder
a history of the imperial clan of Sung China
Statement of responsibility
John W. Chaffee
Title variation
History of the imperial clan of Sung China
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the end of the Sung dynasty (960-1279), known descendents of the three Chao brothers who had founded the Sung numbered over 20,000 persons. Unlike the rulers of many other Chinese dynasties, however, the Sung emperors were not plagued by challenges to their rule from their relatives. Indeed, so successful was Sung policy on the imperial clan that it would serve as a model for the subsequent Ming and Ch'ing dynasties. How the Sung created a social and political asset in the imperial clan while neutralizing it as a potential threat is the story of this book." "In this, the first full-length study of the imperial clan as an institution, John W. Chaffee analyzes its history, its political role, and the lifestyle of its members, focusing on their residence patterns, marriages, and occupations."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Chaffee, John W
Dewey number
951/.024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS751.3
LC item number
.C35 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asia monographs
Series volume
183
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nobility
  • China
  • China
Label
Branches of heaven : a history of the imperial clan of Sung China, John W. Chaffee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A royal family -- Culture and confinement -- The clan reoriented -- The creation of secondary centers -- Captivity, resistance, and opportunity -- Settlement and privilege -- Politics and limits of power -- Maturity and defeat -- Conclusion: the Sung clan in Chinese history
Control code
41338054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 441 pages
Isbn
9780674080492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99028564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Branches of heaven : a history of the imperial clan of Sung China, John W. Chaffee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A royal family -- Culture and confinement -- The clan reoriented -- The creation of secondary centers -- Captivity, resistance, and opportunity -- Settlement and privilege -- Politics and limits of power -- Maturity and defeat -- Conclusion: the Sung clan in Chinese history
Control code
41338054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 441 pages
Isbn
9780674080492
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99028564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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