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The Resource Tang China in multi-polar Asia : a history of diplomacy and war, Wang Zhenping

Tang China in multi-polar Asia : a history of diplomacy and war, Wang Zhenping

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Tang China in multi-polar Asia : a history of diplomacy and war
Title
Tang China in multi-polar Asia
Title remainder
a history of diplomacy and war
Statement of responsibility
Wang Zhenping
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Using a synthetic narrative approach, this ambitious work uses the lens of multipolarity to analyze Tang China's (618-907) relations with Turkestan; the Korean states of Koguryŏ, Silla, and Paekche; the state of Parhae in Manchuria; and the Nanzhao and Tibetan kingdoms. Without any one entity able to dominate Asia's geopolitical landscape, the author argues that relations among these countries were quite fluid and dynamic--an interpretation that departs markedly from the prevalent view of China fixed at the center of a widespread "tribute system." To cope with external affairs in a tumultuous world, Tang China employed a dual management system that allowed both central and local officials to conduct foreign affairs. The court authorized Tang local administrators to receive foreign visitors, forward their diplomatic letters to the capital, and manage contact with outsiders whose territories bordered on China. Not limited to handling routine matters, local officials used their knowledge of border situations to influence the court's foreign policy. Some even took the liberty of acting without the court's authorization when an emergency occurred, thus adding another layer to multipolarity in the region's geopolitics. The book also sheds new light on the ideological foundation of Tang China's foreign policy. Appropriateness, efficacy, expedience, and mutual self-interest guided the court's actions abroad. Although officials often used "virtue" and "righteousness" in policy discussions and announcements, these terms were not abstract universal principles but justifications for the pursuit of self-interest by those involved. Detailed philological studies reveal that in the realm of international politics, "virtue" and "righteousness" were in fact viewed as pragmatic and utilitarian in nature."--Publisher's description
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digitized
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P@U
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Wang, Zhenping
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The world of East Asia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asia
  • China
  • China
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Tang Dynasty (China)
  • Asia
  • China
  • Außenpolitik
  • Tangdynastie
  • China
  • Chine
  • Chine
  • Asie
Label
Tang China in multi-polar Asia : a history of diplomacy and war, Wang Zhenping
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dancing with the horse riders: The Tang, the Turks, and the Uighurs -- Restoring lost glory in Korea: China, Koguryŏ, Silla, Paekche, and Parhae -- Rearing a tiger in the backyard: China and the Nanzhao Kingdom -- Contesting the western regions and the high grasslands: China and Tibet -- Driving a wagon with two horses: dual management of external relations under the Tang -- Seeking policy appropriate to a changing world: diplomatic and foreign policy
Control code
ocn867741642
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837884
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40022924501
  • 10.21313/9780824837884
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nmbh
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867741642
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Tang China in multi-polar Asia : a history of diplomacy and war, Wang Zhenping
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dancing with the horse riders: The Tang, the Turks, and the Uighurs -- Restoring lost glory in Korea: China, Koguryŏ, Silla, Paekche, and Parhae -- Rearing a tiger in the backyard: China and the Nanzhao Kingdom -- Contesting the western regions and the high grasslands: China and Tibet -- Driving a wagon with two horses: dual management of external relations under the Tang -- Seeking policy appropriate to a changing world: diplomatic and foreign policy
Control code
ocn867741642
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824837884
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40022924501
  • 10.21313/9780824837884
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nmbh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867741642
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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