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Author Davis, Richard L., 1951-

Title Wind against the mountain : the crisis of politics and culture in thirteenth-century China / Richard L. Davis
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1996
Distributed by Harvard University Press
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 283 pages) : illustrations
Series Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 42
Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series ; 42
Summary Richard Davis has expertly crafted a stirring narrative of the last years of Song, focusing on loyalist resistance to Mongol dominion. Davis challenges the traditional view of Song martyrdom as a simple expression of political duty by examining the phenomenon instead from the perspective of material life and masculine identity. He also explores the tensions between the outer court of militant radicals and an inner court run by female regents - tensions that reflect the broader split between factions of Song government as well as societal conflict. Davis reveals the true magnitude of the loyalist phenomenon in this beautifully written, fascinating study of Song political loyalty and cultural values
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-262) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Martyrdom.
Martyrs -- China.
China -- History -- Song dynasty, 960-1279.
China -- Politics and government -- 960-1279.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1684170222 (electronic bk.)
9781684170227 (electronic bk.)