Middle-Period Discourse on the Zhong Guo: The Central Country

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Middle-Period Discourse on the Zhong Guo: The Central Country

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dc.contributor.author Bol, Peter K. ORCID 0000-0002-1485-095X
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-10T15:28:09Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Bol, Peter K. 2009. Middle-period discourse on the Zhong Guo: The central country. Hanxue Yanjiu. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0254-4466 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3629313
dc.description.abstract English: During the middle period (8th - 15th century) literati began to discuss Zhong guo as both historical place and as culture. Although such writing made a clear distinction between Zhong guo as the central and superior spatiocultural entity and the surrounding peoples and states (the Yi di), these writers were also opposed to an expansionist foreign policy that tried to incorporate outsiders into the empire. In contrast foreign conquerors typically avoided the discourse of Zhong guo and instead used ethnicity as basis for defining membership in their empires. Although this was a means legislating privileges for the conquering minority it also removed the limits on imperial expansion that were inherent in the discourse of the Zhong guo. Chinese: 在近古時期(八至十五世紀),士人開始將「中國」同時視為「歷史地 點」與「文化」而進行討論。 雖然這類著作將「中國」視作處於中央並具優 越性的空間 — 文化主體,而將之與其周圍的人民,國家(夷狄)做出清楚 的區分,然而這些作者同時也反對試圖將外人納入其帝國的擴張性對外政 策。 相反的,外國征服者通常避 免「中國」論述基礎。 雖然這是一種將少 數征服者所享有之特權合法化的方法,然而它也移除了內在於「中國」論述 中對帝國擴張的限制。 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship East Asian Languages and Civilizations en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Han Xue Yan Jiu Zhong Xin (漢學研究中心) en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://www.ceps.com.tw/ec/ecJnlIntro.aspx?Jnliid=3243 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title Middle-Period Discourse on the Zhong Guo: The Central Country en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Hanxue Yanjiu (漢學研究) en_US
dash.depositing.author Bol, Peter K.
dc.date.available 2010-02-10T15:28:09Z

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