Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China by Ari Daniel Levine (Hardback, 2008)
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- DescriptionDivided by a Common Language is the first English-language study to approach the political history of the late Northern Song in its entirety and the first to engage the issue of factionalism in Song political culture. Ari Daniel Levine explores the complex intersection of Chinese political, cultural, and intellectual history by examining the language that ministers and monarchs used to articulate conceptions of political authority. Despite their rancorous disputes over state policy, factionalists shared a common repertoire of political discourses and practices, which they used to promote their comrades and purge their adversaries. Conceiving of factions in similar ways, ministers sought monarchical approval of their schemes, employing rhetoric that imagined the imperial court as the ultimate source of ethical and political authority.Factionalists used the same polarizing rhetoric to vilify their opponents - who rejected their exclusive claims to authority as well as their ideological programme - as treacherous and disloyal. They pressured emperors and regents to identify the malign factions that were spreading at court and expel them from the metropolitan bureaucracy before they undermined the dynastic polity. By analyzing theoretical essays, court memorials, and political debates from the period, Levine interrogates the intellectual assumptions and linguistic limitations that prevented Northern Song politicians from defending or even ackwledging the existence of factions. From the Northern Song to the Ming and Qing dynasties, this dominant discourse of authority continued to restrain members of China's sociopolitical elite from articulating interests that acted independently from, or in opposition to, the dynastic polity.Deeply grounded in both primary and secondary sources, Levine's study is important for the clarity and fluidity with which it presents a critical period in the development of Chinese imperial history and government.
- Author BiographyAri Daniel Levine is assistant professor of history at the University of Georgia.
- Author(s)Ari Daniel Levine
- PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
- Date of Publication15/10/2008
- LanguageChinese & English
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationHonolulu, HI
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Hawai'i Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight612 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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