© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/187119112X626843 The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 7 (2012) 245-267 brill.nl/hjd A Neighbourless Empire? The Forgotten Diplomatic Tradition of Imperial China Bjørnar Sverdrup-Thygeson Norwegian University of Life Sciences / Norwegian Institute for
A Study of the Fifteenth-Century Carpenter's Manual Lu Ban jing.
The first part of the book examines building materials, the life of labourers and craftsmen, and the process of building a house. Subjects included are the choice of favourable measurements, the ritual of raising the ridge pole, and the complete, annotated translation of the Lu Ban jing, preceded by a bibliographic essay. The sections on furniture construction are especially important for the art historian. The book is finely illustrated with more than eighty original drawings and includes a facsimile of the extremely rare, richly illustrated earliest edition of the Lu Ban jing, dating from ca. 1600.
Models, Genres, Subversions and Traditions
Edited by Mark Stevenson and Cuncun Wu
A Descriptive and Critical Bibliography
these early times than in later imperial China. 19 The answer is probably a combination of both, since the Tang ruling family came from the north and since Han precedents were well established, though still contested. Two women of nomadic conquest regimes stand out, Empress Dowager Feng and Empress
wet n u rs es in earl y i m peri al ch i n a 1 © Brill, Leiden, 2000 NAN NÜ 2.1 WET NURSES IN EARLY IMPERIAL CHINA BY JEN-DER LEE (Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica) Abstract Wet nurses in early imperial China were chosen from household slaves based on their physical and
Translation, Reception and Discourse, 1847-1911
A Study of the Second Jinchuan Campaign (1771–1776)
It discusses terms that express the propensity, inclinations, predispositions, and temperament of subjects, departing from the descriptions that represent one’s and the other’s self, as well as terms that describe or label a person's main qualities or defects. As judgments contribute to formulate the image of ourselves and others, when talking of personality not only individual characters (biological traits, cultural basis, innate and acquired traits and habits) are looked into, but also social values and collective mentality, as well as individual and group subjectivity.
A Study with Critical Edition and Translation of the Legal Texts from Zhangjiashan Tomb no. 247
Anthony J. Barbieri-Low and Robin D.S. Yates
In Law, State, and Society in Early Imperial China, Anthony J. Barbieri-Low and Robin D.S. Yates offer the first detailed study and translation into English of two recently excavated, early Chinese legal texts. The Statutes and Ordinances of the Second Year consists of a selection from the long-lost laws of the early Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE). It includes items from twenty-seven statute collections and one ordinance. The Book of Submitted Doubtful Cases contains twenty-two legal case records, some of which have undergone literary embellishment. Taken together, the two texts contain a wealth of information about slavery, social class, ranking, the status of women and children, property, inheritance, currency, finance, labor mobilization, resource extraction, agriculture, market regulation, and administrative geography.