Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China

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Between 1044 and 1104, ideological disputes divided China's sociopolitical elite, who organized into factions battling for control of the imperial government. Advocates and adversaries of state reform forged bureaucratic coalitions to implement their policy agendas and to promote like-minded colleagues. During this period, three emperors and two regents in turn patronized a new bureaucratic coalition that overturned the preceding ministerial regime and its policies. This ideological and political conflict escalated with ...

Divided by a Common Language: Factional Conflict in Late Northern Song China 2008, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824832667

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