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Old Tibet: A Clash of Myths

John Powers

in History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174267
eISBN:
9780199835447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174267.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with methodological issues, particularly how Chinese and Tibetan notions of historiography influence their respective constructions of Tibetan history.


Characters, Plots, and Motivations in Tibetan History

John Powers

in History As Propaganda: Tibetan Exiles versus the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195174267
eISBN:
9780199835447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195174267.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 begins with Tibetan origin myths and looks at the debates over the marriage of Songtsen Gambo and Wencheng: was she a cultural ambassador for China? Was she a war bride? Was he a barbarian ... More


Chinese Historical Writing since 1949

Susanne Weigelin‐Schwiedrzik

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 5: Historical Writing Since 1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199225996
eISBN:
9780191863431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199225996.003.0031
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter studies how in China—divided by civil war into mainland China and Taiwan—two opposing political camps instrumentalized the writing of history for political purposes. With the beginning ... More


From Revolution to Modernization: The Paradigmatic Transition in Reform Era Historiography

Huaiyin Li

in Reinventing Modern China: Imagination and Authenticity in Chinese Historical Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836085
eISBN:
9780824871338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836085.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the rise of the modernization discourse and its impact on Chinese historiography in the late 1980s and the 1990s. Dissatisfied with the “outdated” revolutionary narrative, ... More


The Cant of Conquest: Tusi Offices and China’s Political Incorporation of the Southwest Frontier

John E. Herman

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines several sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Chinese texts on Guizhou province to see how the evolution of Chinese knowledge of Guizhou and its inhabitants represented China's ... More


The astronomical empire

Christopher Cullen

in Heavenly Numbers: Astronomy and Authority in Early Imperial China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198733119
eISBN:
9780191797705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733119.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter begins by sketching the historical and cultural foundations of the role played by astronomy in the self-presentation of the early imperial Chinese state, principally through its claim to ... More


Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Focusing on a diverse cast of characters and/or depraved actions polemicized by writers from the Spring and Autumn period (771-476 B.C.E.) through the Song dynasty (960-1279 C.E.), this volume places ... More


Introduction

N. Harry Rothschild and Leslie V. Wallace

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the three parts and thirteen chapters that comprise this volume, a series of focused case studies of personages and actions considered “bad” by early ... More


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