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

Label
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."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
951/.024
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS751.3
LC item number
.C35 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Harvard East Asian monographs
Series volume
183
Label
Branches of heaven : a history of the imperial clan of Sung China, John W. Chaffee
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-391) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
on1001953879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 441 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781684173327
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt1tfk76v
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37269409
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001953879
  • jstor1684173329

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