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Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Jonathan Karam Skaff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book challenges readers to reconsider China’s relations with the rest of Eurasia. Investigating interstate competition and cooperation between the successive Sui and Tang dynasties and Turkic ... More


Ordinary Mind as the Way: The Hongzhou School and the Growth of Chan Buddhism

Mario Poceski

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Under the leadership of Mazu Daoyi (709-788) and his numerous disciples, the Hongzhou School emerged as the dominant tradition of Chan (Zen) Buddhism in China during the middle part of the Tang ... More


Eastern Eurasian Geography, History, and Warfare

Jonathan Karam Skaff

in Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580-800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199734139
eISBN:
9780199950195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734139.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter serves as an introduction to Eastern Eurasian geography, military struggles, and political organization during the medieval period. It discusses the climate and geography of East ... More


On the Edge of Empire: Han–Yuan Sha Po

Mick Atha and Kennis Yip

in Piecing Together Sha Po: Archaeological Investigations and Landscape Reconstruction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208982
eISBN:
9789888313952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208982.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 6 explores the contrasting evidence for activity spanning the Han, Six Dynasties–Tang, and Song–Yuan periods at Sha Po. The study of structural remains and artefactual evidence associated ... More


Mazu yulu and the Creation of the Chan Records of Sayings

Mario Poceski

Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright (eds)

in The Zen Canon: Understanding the Classic Texts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195150674
eISBN:
9780199784615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150678.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the Mazu yulu, compiled around 1085, which purports to record the life and teachings of the famous Zen monk, Mazu Daoyi (709-788). It examines the structure of the text, its ... More


The Tang Renaissance

Richard L. Davis

in Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Fifteen years surely seemed an eternity to Cunxu, on the eve of securing the elusive conquest of the Liang. The man derided a decade ago as, “the kid who fancies cockfights,” had turned the corner as ... More


Flying Money and Capitalist Monks

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

By the Medieval Era, the Far East had not only caught up with Christian and Islamic civilization but, at least in commercial terms, had surpassed both. From the invention of fiduciary (or paper) ... More


Institutions, Reforms, and Political Culture

Richard L. Davis

in From Warhorses to Ploughshares: The Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888208104
eISBN:
9789888313167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208104.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 discusses policies Mingzong implemented in detail. It spans from the changes he has included in the law and order of the country to his education policy to campaigns against corruption to ... More


Baijie’s Background: Religion and Representation in the Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms

Megan Bryson

in Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799546
eISBN:
9781503600454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799546.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter one goes back to the Nanzhao (649-903) and Dali kingdoms (937-1253) to understand the broader context in which the Buddhist Baijie arose. It shows that though Nanzhao and Dali rulers adopted ... More


People and Places

Richard L. Davis

in From Warhorses to Ploughshares: The Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888208104
eISBN:
9789888313167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208104.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Li Siyuan acceded to the throne in 926 and came to be embraced by the skeptical courtiers of his day and discriminating historians centuries later. Chapter 1 provides background to the Shatuo people, ... More


Mandarin Chinese: “Altaicization” or Simplification?

John McWhorter

in Language Interrupted: Signs of Non-Native Acquisition in Standard Language Grammars

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195309805
eISBN:
9780199788378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309805.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter shows that while Altaic languages had a decisive effect upon Mandarin, transfer was a relatively minor factor, while reduction due to non-native competence was comprehensively ... More


Introduction

Linda Rui Feng

in City of Marvel and Transformation: Changan and Narratives of Experience in Tang Dynasty China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824841065
eISBN:
9780824868062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824841065.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The introduction explains the important relationship between Chang’an and Tang literati writers, arguing that they serve as intermediary between the city and text. It gives a brief contextualized ... More


Chan Transmission Records and Factional Motives in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the factional motives in the Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty using transmission records. It reviews early Chan transmission records that exposes the rise of ... More


Disintegration: The Tang–Five Dynasties Transition

Benjamin Brose

in Patrons and Patriarchs: Regional Rulers and Chan Monks during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853815
eISBN:
9780824868147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853815.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 1 offers a broad, historical overview of the rebellions leading to the collapse of the Tang dynasty and the economic and political autonomy of southern territories. While the overthrow of the ... More


Cathay to Confucius: Ezra Pound and China

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that Ezra Pound's multiple invocations of China were bound to his American ambitions. Pound struggled with Whitman to take on the mantle of American bard, but he turned to the ... More


Official Recognition of Chan Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty

Albert Welter

in Monks, Rulers, and Literati: The Political Ascendancy of Chan Buddhism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195175219
eISBN:
9780199850679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175219.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the history of the official recognition of Chan Buddhism in China during the Tang Dynasty, or the period from 618 to 906. It reviews two partisan debates related to the Chan ... More


Vassals and Kings

Richard L. Davis

in Fire and Ice: Li Cunxu and the Founding of the Later Tang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Death has a way of destabilizing empires organized around hereditary succession, yet transitions for the Shatuo Turks proved more volatile than most. Li Keyong died of a brain tumor on the nineteenth ... More


From Warhorses to Ploughshares: The Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong

Richard L. Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888208104
eISBN:
9789888313167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208104.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mingzong (r. 926–33) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the ... More


The Use of Sociopolitical Terminology for Nomads: An Excursion into the Term Buluo in Tang China

İsenbike Togan

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/9780824839789.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

While the question of what a tribe is has been addressed in the literature, and the Chinese term currently used for tribe is buluo, this paper suggests the value of reexamining the meaning and the ... More


The Records of Mazu and the Making of Classical Chan Literature

Mario Poceski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190225742
eISBN:
9780190225773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225742.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The book explores the historical growth, makeup, and transformation of Chan (Zen) Buddhist literature in late medieval China. It also surveys the distinctive features and the contents of particular ... More


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