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Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More


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

Richard L. Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208975
eISBN:
9789888313990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208975.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Later Tang was the first of several ephemeral states created by the Shatuo Turks in tenth-century China and Li Cunxu, a martial genius, was its founder. In fifteen years, he turned a small ... More


Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Samuel C. Heilman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520277236
eISBN:
9780520966482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is an account of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and their complex process of succession. Two dynasties – Munkács and Boyan – describe a situation with too few successors, two – Bobov and ... More


Literati Interpretations of Chan Buddhism in Early Song China

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/9780195175219.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the geographical and historical contexts of the official acceptance of Chan Buddhism in China. The evidence suggests that the presence of Chan ... More


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

Benjamin Brose

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824853815
eISBN:
9780824868147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824853815.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms has typically been characterized as a period of debilitating violence and instability in China, but it also brought increased economic prosperity, regional ... More


Individual Talent and the “Worthy One”

in Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the individual talent of the Yongming poets. It outlines two contexts important to their poetics: the shifting socio-political environment and the growing influence of Buddhism ... More


In the Garden

in Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804768597
eISBN:
9780804775038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804768597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the Yongming poets' perception of space and their poetry about yuan or the garden. It explains that in the Southern Dynasties, the yuan was being portrayed more and more as a ... 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


Reconstructing Sha Po’s Landscapes and Lifeways

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/9789888208982.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Chapter 8 all the strands of evidence are drawn together within an overarching synthetic analysis of patterns of human activity through time, which are then interpreted in terms of the ... More


Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry

Ping Wang and Nicholas Morrow Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888139262
eISBN:
9789888313006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139262.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

From ancient times southern identity has been prominent in Chinese literature, beginning with the poetry of Qu Yuan in the Warring States era. During the medieval period (roughly the first millennium ... More


The Estranged Self of Spain: Oriental Obsessions in the Time of Gayangos

Andrew Ginger

in Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-Century Spanish Arabist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635474
eISBN:
9780748653140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635474.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explores and investigates the cultural context in Spain, first during the years before Gayangos's History of the Mohammedan Dynasties (1840 to 83) and then at the time of his son-in-law ... More


The Prodigal Son

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/9789888208975.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Footing in two cultures proved a mixed blessing for Li Cunxu (885–926), the object of much envy in his day. Through paternal ties to the Shatuo-Turks of Inner Asia, he projected the martial panache ... 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


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


Raging Tempest

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/9789888208975.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 is about the events that would shake Cunxu’s rule, as foreshadowed in the third chapter. Beside troubles in the family, such as the Consort Dowager’s passing, mounting distrust and ... More


The Hand of History

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/9789888208975.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 5 is about the ascension of Li Siyuan, Cunxu’s fictive brother on the throne. The chapter also details the ensuing battles with Cunxu’s sons that cement Siyuan’s rule as successor to the ... More


“Wolves Shepherding the People”: Cruelty and Violence in the Five Dynasties

Hongjie Wang

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/9780824867812.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This essay examines notorious crimes perpetrated by the military men during the chaotic Five Dynasties and Ten States period (907–979) based on both official histories and biji筆記‎ accounts. Rapidly ... More


Wild Youths and Fallen Officials: Falconry and Moral Opprobrium in Early Medieval China

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/9780824867812.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The earliest substantiated evidence for the practice of falconry in China dates to the second century C.E. and by the fourth and fifth centuries the sport was widespread among the elite. During this ... More


Reintegration: The North Prevails

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/9780824853815.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The sixth and final chapter begins with a sketch of sa?gha-state relations in northern China over the course of the Five Dynasties and then explores the effects of the Five Dynasties–Song transition ... More


Dissolution

Gordon Boyce

in The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497391
eISBN:
9781786944450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.003.0014
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter explores the factors that led to the Furness Group’s split in 1919, using the private papers of Furness manager Frederick Lewis as the basis of the study. The papers provide a ... More


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