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Author Clark, Hugh R., author

Title The Sinitic encounter in Southeast China through the first millennium CE / Hugh R. Clark
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2016
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Contents "The civilizing mission" and the historiographical context -- Northern perceptions of the pre-Sinitic south -- The Sinitic accommodation with the south -- Social innovation in the eleventh century and the debates on civilization -- The central coast through the eighth century -- The Sinitic encounter -- Cults of the Sinitic era: a narrative of appropriation and civilization -- Civilizing the god of Baidu: a case study in civilizing strategy -- Conclusions
Summary This work investigates the ancient integration of lands south of the Yangtze River into China and its impact on Chinese culture. For the past 1000 years the south has been the cultural, demographic, and economic centre of China, but the process whereby this was accomplished has long been overlooked. Hugh Clark offers a new perspective on this neglected area of Chinese history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Civilization.
HISTORY / Ancient / General
China -- Civilization -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D
China, Southeast -- History
Fujian Sheng (China) -- History
China -- Fujian Sheng.
China, Southeast.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0824857186
9780824857189 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)