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The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 6. Alien Regimes and Border States, 907–1368


Part of The Cambridge History of China

Herbert Franke, Denis Twitchett, Ruth Dunnell, Thomas Allsen, Morris Rossabi, Hsiao Ch'i-ch'ing, John Dardess, Elizabeth Endicott-West, Frederick W. Mote
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  • Date Published: January 1995
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521243315

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  • This volume deals with four non-Chinese regimes: the Khitan dynasty of Liao; the Tangut state of Hsi Hsia; the Jurchen empire of Chin; and the Mongolian Yuan dynasty that eventually engulfed the whole of China. It investigates the historical background from which these regimes emerged and shows how each in its own way set up viable institutions for the control of a multi-racial, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural population. It discusses these problems not just as a long negative episode in China's history, but shows the ingenuity and adaptability of these states, and their success in achieving political and social stability. The volume presents the fullest chronological account of the period, in which political, institutional, social, and economic changes are integrated as far as possible, and sees the period against a broad background of international relations in Northern and Central Asia.

    • Very accessible and suitable for the general reader
    • Contains many original maps
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    • Date Published: January 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521243315
    • length: 896 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 155 x 56 mm
    • weight: 1.32kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 37 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editor's preface
    List of maps
    Preface to Volume 6
    List of abbreviations
    A-pao-chi's descent and the structure of the Yeh-lü clan
    Outline genealogy of Liao
    Liao emperors and their regnal titles
    Genealogy of the Hsia ruling house
    Hsia gegnal titles
    Genealogy of the early Jurchen rulers
    Genealogy of the Chin emperors
    Chin regnal titles
    Chart of Mongolian rulers
    Regnal titles of Mongolian rulers
    Capital cities
    1. The Liao
    2. The Hsi Hsia
    3. The Chin
    4. The rise of the Mongolian Empire
    5. The reign of Khubilai
    6. Mid-Yüan politics
    7. Shun-ti and the end of Yüan rule in China
    8. The Yüan government and society
    9. Chinese society under Mongol rule, 1215–1368
    Bibliographic notes

  • Editors

    Herbert Franke

    Denis C. Twitchett, Princeton University, New Jersey


    Herbert Franke, Denis Twitchett, Ruth Dunnell, Thomas Allsen, Morris Rossabi, Hsiao Ch'i-ch'ing, John Dardess, Elizabeth Endicott-West, Frederick W. Mote

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