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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


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


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


Stories of Modernity: Planetary Scale in the Longue Durée

Susan Stanford Friedman

in Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter argues that the Western metanarrative of its own invention of modernity after 1500 is an ideological formation developed to justify its imperial designs. Drawing on concepts of scale and ... 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


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


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


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


Volatile Periphery

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/9789888208104.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 6 is on the border conflicts during Mingzong’s rule. The Kitan was one of Shatuo’s biggest rivals and Mingzong has to shift from a policy of intermittent conflict to coexistence by ... 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


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


Patriarchs on Paper: A Critical History of Medieval Chan Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520284067
eISBN:
9780520959750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284067.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The truth of Chan Buddhism—better known as “Zen”—is regularly said to be beyond language, and yet Chan authors—medieval and modern—produced an enormous quantity of literature over the centuries. To ... 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


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


Royal Passage

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/9789888208104.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 2 explains Siyuan’s climb to the throne, from his value to his adoptive father and brother to the events that lead to the military coup that put him on the throne. Siyuan’s military might won ... More


Political Events:: The Tiancheng Reign, 926–930

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/9789888208104.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 is on the early reign of Mingzong. He has promoted men aligned to his priorities to his council and further involved civil officials in the social life of the capital. In 927, Mingzong ... More


Political Events:: The Changxing Reign, 930–933

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/9789888208104.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In late 930, Mingzong changed his reign name from Tiangcheng to Changxing, as an acknowledgment of a feat accomplished. His priorities have shifted from legitimizing his regime to consolidating the ... More


Hyecho's Journey: The World of Buddhism

Donald S. Lopez Jr.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226517902
eISBN:
9780226518060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226518060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In 724, a young Korean monk named Hyecho boarded a ship in China and set off on a pilgrimage to the Buddhist holy land of India. Over the next three years, he would travel farther by land and sea ... 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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