Imperial	China	and	Its	Southern	Neighbours

Imperial China and Its Southern Neighbours

by Victor H Mair

"At a time when China-Southeast Asia relationships are undergoing profound changes, it is pleasing to have a volume which examines the interactions between China and the polities and societies to the south through time.With multiple aims of exploring the relations between northern Chinese cultures and those of the south, examining the cultural plurality of areas which are today parts of Southern China, and illuminating the relations between Sinitic and non-Sinitic societies, the volume is broad in concept and content.Within these extensive rubrics, this edited collection further interrogates the nature of Asian polities and their historiography, the constitution of Chineseness, imperial China's southern expansions, cultural hybridity, economic relations, regional systems and ethnic interactions across East Asia.The editors Victor H. Mair and Liam C. Kelley are to be congratulated for bringing together such a wealth of contributions offering nascent interpretations and broad overviews, set within the overarching historical and contemporary contexts provided through Wang Gungwu's introduction."
                                                                                                                                               -- Dr Geoffrey Wade, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction: Imperial China Looking South
2. Layers of Meaning: Hairstyle and Yue Identity in Ancient Chinese Texts
3. Sinicization and Barbarization: Ancient State Formation at the Southern Edge of Sinitic Civilization
4. Clothes Make the Man: Body Culture and Ethnic Boundaries on the Lingnan Frontier in the Southern Song
5. What Makes a Chinese God? Or, What Makes a God Chinese?
6. Dragon Boats and Serpent Prows: Naval Warfare and the Political Culture of Chinas Southern Borderlands
7. Inventing Traditions in Fifteenth-Century Vietnam
8. Epidemics, Trade, and Local Worship in Vietnam, Leizhou Peninsula, and Hainan Island
9. Southeast Asian Primary Products and Their Impact on Chinese Material Culture in the Tenth to Seventeenth Centuries
10. New Evidence on the History of Sino-Arabic Relations: A Study of Yang Liangyao's Embassy to the Abbasid Caliphate
11. The Peacock's Gallbladder: An Example of Tibetan Influence in Late Imperial China
12. Transformation of the Yunnanese Community along the Sino-Burma Border During the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
13. How the North Tried to Pacify the South Through Ritual Practices: On the Origins of the Guan Suo Opera in the Nineteenth Century
14. Realms within Realms of Radiance, Or, Can Heaven Have Two Sons? Imperial China as Primus Inter Pares among Sino-Pacific Mandala Polities
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  • Number of Pages : 391
  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Weight : 520g
  • Product Code : 9789814620536
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Victor H Mair

Victor H. Mair, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, has taught there since 1979.