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Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book looks into the reasons for the exceptional durability of the Chinese empire, which lasted for more than two millennia (221 BCE–1911 CE). It identifies the roots of the empire's longevity in ... More


Introduction: Nomadic Culture

Michal Biran

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction charts the volume’s point of departure, namely that Eurasian nomads significantly contributed to cross-cultural exchange, not only by transferring elements from one sedentary ... More


Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Reuven Amitai and Michal Biran (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Since the first millennium BCE, the nomads of the Eurasian Steppe have played a key role in world history, especially in adjacent sedentary regions: China, India, the Middle East, Eastern and Central ... More


An Omnipotent Rubber Stamp

Yuri Pines

in Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents how the late Zhanguo thinkers made painstaking efforts to find a more practical solution to the inherent conflict between their ideals and gloomy reality. The answer was to ... More


The Political Culture of the Meiji Village

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how historian Irokawa Daikichi discovered a set of late-nineteenth-century documents, including a draft of a people's constitution. These materials led to the revelation that ... More


Politics and Leadership

Glenn Petersen

in Traditional Micronesian Societies: Adaptation, Integration, and Political Organization in the Central Pacific

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832483
eISBN:
9780824870140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832483.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with the broad sweep of political life in Micronesia, focusing on the overlapping spheres of political dynamics and leadership. Micronesian political life is characterized by ... More


Ritual Figureheads

Yuri Pines

in Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies the lines cited in the opening epigraph of Sima Guang's The Comprehensive Mirror to Aid the Government. In a few sentences, Guang succinctly summarized the quintessence of ... More


The Scythians and Their Neighbors

Anatoly M. Khazanov

in Nomads as Agents of Cultural Change: The Mongols and Their Eurasian Predecessors

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839789
eISBN:
9780824869526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839789.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The socio-political organization and political culture of the Scythian kingdoms from the second half of the 7th century until the mid-3rd century BCE demonstrate principle similarity with those of ... More


Shi and the Rulers

Yuri Pines

in Envisioning Eternal Empire: Chinese Political Thought of the Warring States Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832759
eISBN:
9780824870171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832759.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter asserts that tensions between rulers and ministers was one of the persistent features of Chinese political culture. Considering themselves as shareholders in the state administration, ... More


Solomon Islands and the Tension

Matthew G. Allen

in Greed and Grievance: Ex-Militants' Perspectives on the Conflict in Solomon Islands, 1998-2003

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838546
eISBN:
9780824871024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838546.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an overview of the society, economy, culture, geography, and history of Solomon Islands as well as a factual and chronological account of the conflict. It first discusses some ... More


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