The Resource The everlasting empire : the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy, Yuri Pines

The everlasting empire : the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy, Yuri Pines

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The everlasting empire : the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy
Title
The everlasting empire
Title remainder
the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy
Statement of responsibility
Yuri Pines
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign incursions, alien occupations, and devastating rebellions--yet fundamental institutional, sociopolitical, and cultural features of the empire remained intact. The Everlasting Empire traces the roots of the Chinese empire's exceptional longevity and unparalleled political durability, and shows how lessons from the imperial past are relevant for China today
  • Yuri Pines demonstrates that the empire survived and adjusted to a variety of domestic and external challenges through a peculiar combination of rigid ideological premises and their flexible implementation. The empire's major political actors and neighbors shared its fundamental ideological principles, such as unity under a single monarch--hence, even the empire's strongest domestic and foreign foes adopted the system of imperial rule. Yet details of this rule were constantly negotiated and adjusted. Pines shows how deep tensions between political actors including the emperor, the literati, local elites, and rebellious commoners actually enabled the empire's basic institutional framework to remain critically vital and adaptable to ever-changing sociopolitical circumstances. As contemporary China moves toward a new period of prosperity and power in the twenty-first century, Pines argues that the legacy of the empire may become an increasingly important force in shaping the nation's future trajectory."--Pub. desc
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Pines, Yuri
Dewey number
306.20951
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1510
LC item number
.P56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Imperialism
  • Ideology
  • Ideology
  • Imperialism
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Kaiserreich
  • Politische Kultur
  • Rezeption
  • Kollektives Gedächtnis
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
The everlasting empire : the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy, Yuri Pines
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The ideal of "great unity" -- The monarch -- The literati -- Local elite -- The people -- Imperial political culture in the modern age
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780691134956
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)752286956
Label
The everlasting empire : the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy, Yuri Pines
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The ideal of "great unity" -- The monarch -- The literati -- Local elite -- The people -- Imperial political culture in the modern age
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780691134956
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011036388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)752286956

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