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  • ‘Guwen’ Lineage Discourse in the Northern Song
    • Abstract: During the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), several proponents of guwen 古文, or Ancient-style Learning, began to appeal to a lineage of former worthies consisting of Mencius (fl. 4th c. bce), Xunzi (fl. 3rd c. bce), Yang Xiong 揚雄 (53 bce–18 ce), Wang Tong 王通 (c. 584–617), and Han Yu 韓愈 (768–824) to both justify their views of the Confucian dao and push for the adoption of specific strategies to expand guwen’s influence. Building upon earlier conceptions of these figures formulated in the Tang, Song guwen thinkers such as Liu Kai 柳開 (947–1000), Sun Fu 孫復 (992–1057), and Shi Jie 石介 (1005–1045) held the worthies up as models and asserted that their examples could guide current efforts to defend and reinvigorate the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Multivalent Imagery of the Ox in Song Painting
    • Abstract: Oxherding is a popular theme that flourished in Song dynasty paintings. Although some Tang artists had started to paint the ox,1 oxherding did not appear as a distinguishable painting subject until the Five Dynasties (907–960).2 In the subsequent Song dynasty (960–1279), especially during the Southern Song period (1127–1279), oxherding painting became popular among scholar-officials.3 Art historians have tried to understand how these paintings were appreciated and received in the Song society in order to understand why the oxherding theme suddenly flourished. In a ground-breaking article, Scarlett Jang wrote:[Song] scholar-officials gained temporary relief from their busy, stressful careers in the big cities. While ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • ‘Ru’ versus ‘Li’: The Divergence between the Generalist and the
           Specialist in the Northern Song
    • Abstract: The idea that officials can be divided into two kinds, one valued for their cultural virtuosity, the other confined to quotidian tasks, is not a Northern Song invention. Since the Han dynasty (206 bce–220 ce) at the latest, this idea had already formed in response to the institutionalization of Confucianism. The state’s official endorsement set off a series of changes: the canonization of the so-called Confucian classics, the rise of ru 儒 (roughly translated as “Confucian scholars” during this time)1 as a new political force, and the growth of their self-awareness, one that drove them to seek not only political perpetuation but also representation of their ideology in government. These scholars staged a contrast ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Reassessment of the National Three Hall System in the Late Northern Song
    • Abstract: In recent years, a number of historians have reevaluated the reform policies of Cai Jing 蔡京 (1047–1126), the chief councilor of Emperor Huizong 徽宗 (r. 1100–1126), in the early twelfth century. Rather than accepting the traditional view of Cai as an avaricious, corrupted official weakening the empire’s fiscal foundation and bringing the Northern Song to a tragic end,1 their new perspective calls for a reexamination of Cai Jing’s reforms based on a neutral reading of sources “wherever possible.”2 Neutral reading allows scholars to identify potential Neo-Confucian biases in the narratives compiled in the Southern Song and Yuan and then present a more nuanced view of politics and society in that period.3 Scholars also ... Read More
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  • Songs of Her Spirit: Poetic Musings of a Song Daoist Nun
    • Abstract: The Song dynasty (960–1279) marked a period of significant Daoist development and innovation owing to the tremendous support of successive Song governments among others. To be sure, several Song emperors patronized Daoism, but Daoist worship reached its acme in the Song dynasty under the reign of Emperor Huizong 徽宗 (r. 1101–1119), who referred to himself as Emperor, Patriarch and Sovereign of Dao (Jiaozhu daojun huangdi 教主道君皇帝).1 Being a Daoist, Cao Xiyun 曹希蘊 (1040–1115), also known as Cao Wenyi 曹文逸, was therefore fortunate to live during Huizong’s era. As Russell Kirkland comments, “The emperor Hui-tsung (Huizong) heard of her, summoned her to court—just as emperors had, for centuries, summoned eminent male ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Changing Roles of the Tomb Portrait: Burial Practices and Ancestral
           Worship of the Non-Literati Elite in North China (1000–1400)
    • Abstract: Representing the deceased on a tomb wall was already a common practice in China by the second century ce1 What might be loosely termed “tomb portraits,”2 images of the deceased with an iconic significance occupied a central place in the funerary space, implying their potential function as the focal point of the worshipping rite.3 After a long period approximately from the seventh through the tenth centuries when depictions of the deceased in burial chambers were rare,4 such images reemerged and prominently adorned tomb walls in the eleventh century continuing throughout the following three centuries of the Song-Jin-Yuan dynasties, especially in the north (Fig. 1) (see Appendix 1). In light of the central role of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Zheng Qiao (1104–1162), the ‘Jiaochou lüe’ (Treatise on Collation),
           and the Retrieval of Lost Books
    • Abstract: The official dynastic histories offer scant information on the life and career of Zheng Qiao 鄭樵 (1104–1162). The main source is the Jiaji yigao 夾漈遺稿 (Posthumous Collection of Mr. Jiaji’s Writings), a brief collection of poems and epistolary writings dating roughly between 1140 and 1158, the year he gained an official position. The missives contained within it are of some interest as proof of his personal involvement in the retrieval of lost books under the patronage of Gaozong 高宗 (r. 1127–1162) through the 1130s and 1140s. Moved by the idea that the efforts of the Song rulers in retrieving and keeping track of lost items had brought unfavorable outcomes, Zheng Qiao lists his achievements in the field of ... Read More
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  • Ghosts, Gods, and the Ritual Practice of Local Officials during the Song:
           With a Focus on Zhu Xi in Nankang Prefecture
    • Abstract: Research on Song-era scholar-officials’ interactions with ghosts and spirits/gods (guishen 鬼神) has advanced in recent years. Earlier, such leading scholars as Qian Mu and Joseph Needham solidified the mainstream view of how Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200) used the terms “ghosts and spirits” to discuss the contractive (gui) and expansive (shen) forces in the universe, and thus enhanced the comprehensive scope of his natural philosophy and systematic metaphysics.1 Specialists on Chinese religion and society, such as Valerie Hansen, Judith Boltz, Edward Davis, Richard von Glahn, and Liao Hsienhuei, have significantly enhanced our understanding of topics, such as how scholar-officials sought to deal with ghosts who might haunt ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Legitimation Discourse and the Theory of the Five Elements in Imperial
           China
    • Abstract: For over three centuries during the Song dynasty (960–1279), China proper faced constant, pressing military threats from the Liao (916–1125), Jin (1115–1234), and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties built by the Kitan, Jurchen, and Mongol peoples. Because of their non-Han origins, the Liao, Jin, and Yuan all faced ideological and practical challenges to their legitimacy to govern all or part of Chinese territory. First, traditionally portrayed as “barbarians” in Chinese texts, foreign rulers did not fulfill the Chinese ideals of sophisticated, highly cultured sage emperors to whom dynastic legitimacy might be accorded. Furthermore, although these nomadic or forest-dwelling peoples had successfully governed tribal ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mapping a Stateless Nation: “Bohai” Identity in the Twelfth to
           Fourteenth Centuries
    • Abstract: The Bohai 渤海 people played a pivotal role in the politics, literature, and society of northern China under the Liao and Jin dynasties. After the conquest and dissolution of the kingdom of Parhae (698–926) by the Khitan empire, the term “Bohai” was used through the fourteenth century to denote a subset of the populations of the Liao,1 Jin, and Mongol empires. Within the study of ethnicity in premodern Chinese history, the Bohai are atypical both for the centuries for which they were recognized as a category despite lacking political autonomy and for their success in the civil bureaucracy and literati culture. This study traces the history of the Bohai from their role in founding the Jin state to their ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Postal Roads of the Great Khans in Central Asia under the Mongol-Yuan
           Empire
    • Abstract: The Mongols built up the largest empire in human history, an empire that embraced most of Eurasia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The unification of Eurasia by the Mongols is considered to have greatly contributed to the development and integration of world history insofar as the active interchanges in material, personal and intellectual spheres, which were catalyzed by the “Pax Mongolica,” augmented the confluence among the various civilizations in Eurasia to an unprecedented degree.1 Many regions in Eurasia were able to develop close relationships above all due to the fact that the Mongols had succeeded in conquering a huge portion of Eurasia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. In ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Career between Two Cultures: Guo Yu, a Chinese Literatus in the Yuan
           Bureaucracy
    • Abstract: After the Mongols overthrew the Jurchen Jin dynasty in 1234, the leaders of the emergent Mongol Empire established bureaucratic systems that differed from those of previous dynasties in China. The Mongols suspended the civil service examinations, which had been the main avenue for Chinese literati to access to government posts since the eleventh century. The Mongol rulers instead favored personal connections in recruiting government officials. How, then, did Chinese literati succeed in the new bureaucratic systems under Mongol rule (1234–1368)? This article seeks to answer this question by examining the experience of a Chinese official, Guo Yu [郭郁] (ca. 1259–). There are two reasons for focusing on him. First, he ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Picturing the True Form: Daoist Visual Culture in Traditional China by
           Shih-shan Susan Huang (review)
    • Abstract: Picturing the True Form is a superb book. Both the author and the editor must be congratulated for producing such a superbly illustrated, clearly written volume that is a pleasure for the eye and the mind. The three hundred-odd illustrations, in color whenever relevant, provide an amazing panorama of Daoist visual culture, from woodblock images to paintings, murals, stele rubbings, vestments and banners, metal artifacts, and more; they come from a dizzying array of collections (Chinese, Japanese, Western) and contexts. What is more, these images drive the narrative: the juxtaposition of images from different times or contexts elicits comparisons and analogies which form the structure of the writing: the reader thus ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Connecting
           Money, Markets, and Institutions ed. by Billy K. L. So (review)
    • Abstract: Historical writing reflects the preoccupations of the present even when scholars adhere to rigorous evidentiary standards and compensate for their own normative biases. China’s rapid growth during the last three decades has inspired a wide range of studies on the economy of the late imperial era, focusing in particular on the prosperous lower Yangzi delta in the southeast. These works not only dispute the relative dynamism of the region’s economy during the Ming and Qing dynasties but rely on conflicting empirical data to support their claims. In its earliest incarnation, this debate pitted a Smithian vision of gradual commercial expansion against Marxist assertions that China’s “traditional” institutions retarded ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Marco Polo Was in China: New Evidence from Currencies, Salts and Revenues
           by Hans Ulrich Vogel (review)
    • Abstract: Among foreign travelers to China in the premodern period, Marco Polo of Venice has generated the biggest sensation. His famed account, compiled in 1298–1299, claims that the author traveled all the way to China, where he worked as a high-ranking official under the Mongol regime. Historians have used the Venetian’s travelogue to understand features of the multi-cultural society that he witnessed in the midst of his lengthy travels along Eurasian land and sea routes, in the course of which he discussed topics ranging from local goods to Chinese shipbuilding techniques. At the same time, however, many unsolved mysteries in Polo’s account have generated debates about the truth of his alleged travels, which raise doubts ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of Female Fidelity: Gender and Social
           Change in China, 1000–1400 by Beverly Bossler (review)
    • Abstract: The year 2013 was an exciting one for Song historians in America. Among their fruitful output, Beverly Bossler’s monograph—Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of Female Fidelity—exemplifies the author’s substantial knowledge of primary sources, extraordinary talent in unraveling complicated facts, sensitivity to unrevealed social dynamics, and distinct transdynastic vision. In 1998, Bossler impressed us with her careful analysis of kinship relationships in Powerful Relations: Kinship, Status, and the State in Sung China (960–1279) and contributed to the prevailing discussion on localism in the Song. The book also shed light on the significance of women in family networks. It inspired her further interest in gender ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Treatises of the Supervisor and Guardian of the Cinnamon Sea by Fan
           Chengda (review)
    • Abstract: This translation volume is the final installment of James Hargett’s “Fan Chengda 范成大 (1126–1193) project.” Hargett’s annotated translation of Fan’s Lanpei lu 攬轡錄 (Diary of Grasping the Carriage Reins) and Canluan lu 驂鸞錄 (Diary of Mounting a Simurgh) were published under the title On the Road in Twelfth Century China in 1989. His translation of Wuchuan lu 吳船錄 (Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu) appeared as Riding the River Home in 2008. Along with Stairway to Heaven: A Journey to the Summit of Mount Emei, which relies heavily on the Diary of a Boat Trip to Wu, and several long articles, Hargett has established himself as the leading expert on Fan Chengda and on travel and travel writing in imperial China.1 His work not ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-14T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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