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Divided by a common language : factional conflict in late Northern Song China, Ari Daniel Levine

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Divided by a common language : factional conflict in late Northern Song China
Title
Divided by a common language
Title remainder
factional conflict in late Northern Song China
Statement of responsibility
Ari Daniel Levine
Title variation
Factional conflict in late Northern Song China
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
Between 1044 and 1104, ideological disputes divided China's sociopolitical elite, who organized into factions battling for control of the imperial government. Advocates and adversaries of state reform forged bureaucratic coalitions to implement their policy agendas and to promote like-minded colleagues. During this period, three emperors and two regents in turn patronized a new bureaucratic coalition that overturned the preceding ministerial regime and its policies. This ideological and political conflict escalated with every monarchical transition in a widening circle of retribution that began with limited purges and ended with extensive blacklists of the opposition. Divided by a Common Language is the first English-language study to approach the political history of the late Northern Song in its entirety and the first to engage the issue of factionalism in Song political culture. Ari Daniel Levine explores the complex intersection of Chinese political, cultural, and intellectual history by examining the language that ministers and monarchs used to articulate conceptions of political authority. Despite their rancorous disputes over state policy, factionalists shared a common repertoire of political discourses and practices, which they used to promote their comrades and purge their adversaries. Conceiving of factions in similar ways, ministers sought monarchical approval of their schemes, employing rhetoric that imagined the imperial court as the ultimate source of ethical and political authority. Factionalists used the same polarizing rhetoric to vilify their opponents--who rejected their exclusive claims to authority as well as their ideological program--as treacherous and disloyal. They pressured emperors and regents to identify the malign factions that were spreading at court and expel them from the metropolitan bureaucracy before they undermined the dynastic polity. By analyzing theoretical essays, court memorials, and political debates from the period, Levine interrogates the intellectual assumptions and linguistic limitations that prevented Northern Song politicians from defending or even acknowledging the existence of factions. From the Northern Song to the Ming and Qing dynasties, this dominant discourse of authority continued to restrain members of China's sociopolitical elite from articulating interests that acted independently from, or in opposition to, the dynastic polity. Deeply grounded in both primary and secondary sources, Levine's study is important for the clarity and fluidity with which it presents a critical period in the development of Chinese imperial history and government
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Levine, Ari Daniel
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • China
  • Chinese language
  • HISTORY
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Chinese language
  • Politics and government
  • China
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Divided by a common language : factional conflict in late Northern Song China, Ari Daniel Levine
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
The rhetoric of politics and the politics of rhetoric -- Frames of reference: classical hermeneutics and historical analogism -- Categorical propositions: faction theory and the political imagination of the Northern Song -- Unified theories of division: factional rhetoric in the reform era, 1069-1085 -- The closed circle: factional rhetoric in the antireform era, 1085-1093 -- Retributive justice: factional rhetoric in the post-reform era, 1094-1104 -- Discourses of authority and the authority of discourse
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ocn436233505
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1 online resource (xvi, 273 pages)
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online
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9781441619990
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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22573/ctt62t53c
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(OCoLC)436233505
Label
Divided by a common language : factional conflict in late Northern Song China, Ari Daniel Levine
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rhetoric of politics and the politics of rhetoric -- Frames of reference: classical hermeneutics and historical analogism -- Categorical propositions: faction theory and the political imagination of the Northern Song -- Unified theories of division: factional rhetoric in the reform era, 1069-1085 -- The closed circle: factional rhetoric in the antireform era, 1085-1093 -- Retributive justice: factional rhetoric in the post-reform era, 1094-1104 -- Discourses of authority and the authority of discourse
Control code
ocn436233505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441619990
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62t53c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436233505

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