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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


Horse Trading and Other Material Bargains

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/9780199734139.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the argument that unlike popular belief, the material needs of the Turko-Mongols only played a small role in shaping the relations between the Sui-Tang Empires and ... More


 The Hongzhou School and Mid-Tang Chan

Mario Poceski

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter concludes the study of the Hongzhou school's history by integrating and interpreting the data on its growth and the patronage networks that facilitated it. It also situates the rise of ... 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


China-Inner Asian Borderlands: Discourse and Reality

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/9780199734139.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a comparison of the Sui-Tan elite perceptions of the borderlands with the complications of interethnic relations in frontier regions. It describes the attitudes of the Sui-Tang ... More


Power through Patronage: Patrimonial Political Networking

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/9780199734139.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Turko-Mongol khanates and introduces a cosmopolitan type of patrimonialism. It takes a look at local society during the North China rebellions, the Sui-Tang imperial palaces, ... More


 Regional Spread of the Hongzhou School

Mario Poceski

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Mazu's immediate disciples and surveys the regional growth of the Hongzhou school during the late 8th and early 9th centuries. The discussion is organized according to ... More


Dancing with the Horse Riders: The Tang, the Turks, and the Uighurs

Zhenping Wang

in Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how the history of Tang China's relations with its nomadic neighbors—the Turks and the Uighurs—reveals that Asia's geopolitical landscape was constantly changing. Fluid and ... More


Rearing a Tiger in the Backyard: China and the Nanzhao Kingdom

Zhenping Wang

in Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explains how Tang–Nanzhao relations underwent four stages from the 790s until the early tenth century. The first three decades, from the 790s to the 820s, saw collaboration between the ... More


Contesting the Western Regions and the High Grasslands: China and Tibet

Zhenping Wang

in Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter illustrates that from the very beginning of its relations with China, Tibet positioned itself as a peer state of the Tang, not as a submissive vassal to its Chinese overlord. Fostering ... More


The China-Inner Asia Frontier as World History

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/9780199734139.003.0000
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This introductory chapter discusses the relations between the Sui and Tang Empires and the surrounding Turko-Mongol pastoral nomadic peoples during the medieval period (580–800 ad). It explains the ... 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


 Doctrinal Contexts and Religious Attitudes

Mario Poceski

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter studies the Hongzhou school's teachings. The first part surveys the religious and intellectual milieus of Tang Buddhism, which formed the backdrop for the development of the Hongzhou ... More


Conclusion

Mario Poceski

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195319965
eISBN:
9780199785445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319965.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the topics discussed in the preceding chapters. This book represents an attempt to take another look at the mid-Tang period and recover significant ... More


Driving a Wagon with Two Horses: Dual Management of External Relations under the Tang

Zhenping Wang

in Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates how the Tang Empire maintained contacts with both its near neighbors and remote countries. For better management of China's external relations, the Tang court adopted a dual ... More


Seeking Policy Appropriate to a Changing World: Diplomatic and Foreign Policy Thought under the Tang

Zhenping Wang

in Tang China in Multi-Polar Asia: A History of Diplomacy and War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836443
eISBN:
9780824870904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836443.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how Tang emperors often sought substantiation for their actions from the rich legacy of antiquity, in order to create an international environment conducive to Tang's existence ... More


Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China1

Shi-Yan Chao

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the representations of transgender and male queerness found in the prolific underground documentary genre, also known as the “New Documentary Movement”. It also explores how ... 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


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


Martial Monks without Borders: Was Sinseong a Traitor or Did He Open the Gate to a Pan-Asian Buddhist Realm?

Kelly Carlton

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/9780824867812.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

The once formidable Korean kingdom of Goguryeo fell to invading Tang China after a Buddhist monk-general, Sinseong 信誠‎, furtively opened the gate to its besieged capital from within. Sinseong’s ... More


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