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to peer collections. 1 This essay proposes that, in twelfth-century Song China, readers, who had already been involved in the publication of manuscript texts, also turned into publishers of print texts. User publication is, besides author and entrepreneurial publication, one of the three modes of

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. Keywords empires, markets, Song China, Kaifeng, imperial and commercial city-space Located at the northern end of the Grand Canal, at a confl uence of rivers and a convergence of roads, Bian Prefecture became an important com- mercial city during the Tang dynasty (618-907), as it provided produce and raw

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long been a staple of Western scholarship on Chinese history. Undoubtedly the predominant image of Song China in Western historiography is that of a ‘medieval economic revolution’ as depicted by Mark Elvin in his influential 1973 book, The Pattern of the Chinese Past . In his pioneering formulation of

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404 Book Reviews / T’oung Pao 97 (2011) 393-416 Transformative Journeys: Travel and Culture in Song China . By Ellen Cong Zhang. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011. xv + 301 pp. La mobilité géographique de l’élite lettrée, si elle est largement reconnue dans l’historiographie de la

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THIRTEENTH CENTURIES: THE VIEW FROM SONG CHINA, 960-1279 PAUL JAKOV SMITH ABSTRACT This essay addresses the nature of the medieval transformation of Eurasia from the perspective of China during the Song dynasty (960-1279). Out of the many facets of the wholesale metamorphosis of Chinese society that

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Information, territory, and networks: the crisis and maintenance of empire in Song China . Harvard East Asian monographs 388. Cambridge Mass., Harvard University Asia Center, 2016. $59.95. isbn 9780674088429. Information, territory, and networks tells the story of a multi

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Book Reviews / T’oung Pao 94 (2008) 151-206 181 Politics and Conservatism in Northern Song China — The Career and Thought of Sima Guang (A.D. 1019-1086) . By Xiao-bin Ji, Hong Kong, the Chinese Univer- sity Press, 2005. xvi + 253 p. Les études sur la vie de Sima Guang 司馬光 et son grand œuvre, Le

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hilde de weerdt 466 © Brill, Leiden, 2006 T’oung Pao XCII Also available online – www.brill.nl WHAT DID SU CHE SEE IN THE NORTH? PUBLISHING REGULATIONS, STATE SECURITY, AND POLITICAL CULTURE IN SONG CHINA by HILDE DE WEERDT University of Tennessee Throughout its two-thousand-year existence the

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156852009X405348 Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 52 (2009) 57-84 www.brill.nl/jesho Revelations of a Missing Paragraph: Zhu Changwen (1039-1098) and the Compilation of Local Gazetteers in Northern Song China Takashi Sue

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