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“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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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