The Cambridge History of China: Volume 6, Alien Regimes and Border States, 710-1368
Denis C. Twitchett, Herbert Franke, John King Fairbank
Cambridge University Press, 1994 - History - 816 pages
This volume deals with four non-Chinese regimes: the Khitan dynasty of Liao; the Tangut state of Hsi Hsia; the Jurchen empire of Chin; and the Mongolian Yuan dynasty that eventually engulfed the whole of China. It investigates the historical background from which these regimes emerged and shows how each in its own way set up viable institutions for the control of a multi-racial, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural population. It discusses these problems not just as a long negative episode in China's history, but shows the ingenuity and adaptability of these states, and their success in achieving political and social stability. The volume presents the fullest chronological account of the period, in which political, institutional, social, and economic changes are integrated as far as possible, and sees the period against a broad background of international relations in Northern and Central Asia.
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Vassals and overlords
Modes of government
The Han Chinese under alien domination
The background of Apaochis rise to power
the reign of Mongke 1251 1259
The empire on the eve of civil war
Khubilai and China 12531259
Social and economic policies
Khubilai as emperor of China
Khubilai and Chinese culture
Preservation of the Mongolian heritage
Apaochi becomes the new khaghan and ascends
The succession crisis and the reign of Taitsung
The succession of Shihtsung
The reign of Mutsung 951969
The Hsi Hsia
The Tangut move toward independence 9821002
The succession to Weiming Yiianhao
The last years of the Hsia state and the Mongolian conquest
The reign of Akuta and the founding of the Chin dynasty
The political history of Chin after 1142
The annihilation of Chin 1215 1234
The rise of the Mongolian empire and Mongolian rule
Chinggis khan and the early Mongolian state 12061227
the reigns of Ogodei
The regime of Sangha and economic and religious abuses
Khubilais last years
Shunti and the end of Yuan rule in China
Toghon Temiirs enthronement and Bayans chancellorship
The disintegration of the Yuan
The Yiian government and society
Chinese society under Mongol rule 12151368
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