Sacred Mandates

Sacred Mandates

This book argues that understanding the diversity of past legal orders helps explain the forms of contemporary conflict, as well as the conflicting historical narratives that animate tensions.

Author: Timothy Brook

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226562933

Category: History

Page: 288

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Contemporary discussions of international relations in Asia tend to be tethered in the present, unmoored from the historical contexts that give them meaning. Sacred Mandates, edited by Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes, redresses this oversight by examining the complex history of inter-polity relations in Inner and East Asia from the thirteenth century to the twentieth, in order to help us understand and develop policies to address challenges in the region today. This book argues that understanding the diversity of past legal orders helps explain the forms of contemporary conflict, as well as the conflicting historical narratives that animate tensions. Rather than proceed sequentially by way of dynasties, the editors identify three “worlds”—Chingssid Mongol, Tibetan Buddhist, and Confucian Sinic—that represent different forms of civilization authority and legal order. This novel framework enables us to escape the modern tendency to view the international system solely as the interaction of independent states, and instead detect the effects of the complicated history at play between and within regions. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines cover a host of topics: the development of international law, sovereignty, state formation, ruler legitimacy, and imperial expansion, as well as the role of spiritual authority on state behavior, the impact of modernization, and the challenges for peace processes. The culmination of five years of collaborative research, Sacred Mandates will be the definitive historical guide to international and intrastate relations in Asia, of interest to policymakers and scholars alike, for years to come.
Categories: History

Geocultural Power

Geocultural Power

China's Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty-First Century Tim Winter ... Geoff Wade, “Civilisational Rhetorical and the Obfuscation of Power Politics,” in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan, ed.

Author: Tim Winter

Publisher: Silk Roads

ISBN: 9780226658353

Category: History

Page: 304

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Launched in 2013, China's Belt and Road Initiative is forging connections in infrastructure, trade, energy, finance, tourism, and culture across Eurasia and Africa. This extraordinarily ambitious strategy places China at the center of a geography of overland and maritime connectivity stretching across more than sixty countries and incorporating almost two-thirds of the world's population. But what does it mean to revive the Silk Roads for the twenty-first century? Geocultural Power explores this question by considering how China is couching its strategy for building trade, foreign relations, and energy and political security in an evocative topography of history. Until now Belt and Road has been discussed as a geopolitical and geoeconomic project. This book introduces geocultural power to the analysis of international affairs. Tim Winter highlights how many countries--including Iran, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, and others--are revisiting their histories to find points of diplomatic and cultural connection. Through the revived Silk Roads, China becomes the new author of Eurasian history and the architect of the bridge between East and West. In a diplomatic dance of forgetting, episodes of violence, invasion, and bloodshed are left behind for a language of history and heritage that crosses borders in ways that further the trade ambitions of an increasingly networked China-driven economy.
Categories: History

Daemons Are Forever

Daemons Are Forever

The Silk Roads series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation's Asia Program. ... Robert J. Mankin published 2018 Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan Edited by Timothy Brook, ...

Author: David Gordon White

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226715063

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, Dæmons Are Forever is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings—dæmons—and an account of exchanges, among human populations, of the science of spirit beings: dæmonology. Since the time of the Indo-European migrations, and especially following the opening of the Silk Road, a common dæmonological vernacular has been shared among populations ranging from East and South Asia to Northern Europe. In this virtuoso work of historical sleuthing, David Gordon White recovers the trajectories of both the “inner demons” cohabiting the bodies of their human hosts and the “outer dæmons” that those same humans recognized each time they encountered them in their enchanted haunts: sylvan pools, sites of geothermal eruptions, and dark forest groves. Along the way, he invites his readers to reconsider the potential and promise of the historical method in religious studies, suggesting that a “connected histories” approach to Eurasian dæmonology may serve as a model for restoring history to its proper place at the heart of the discipline of the history of religions.
Categories: Religion

The Compensations of Plunder

The Compensations of Plunder

The Silk Roads series is made possible by the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation's Asia Program. ... Robert J. Mankin Published 2018 Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan Edited by Timothy Brook, ...

Author: Justin M. Jacobs

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226712017

Category: History

Page: 352

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From the 1790s until World War I, Western museums filled their shelves with art and antiquities from around the world. These objects are now widely regarded as stolen from their countries of origin, and demands for their repatriation grow louder by the day. In The Compensations of Plunder, Justin M. Jacobs brings to light the historical context of the exodus of cultural treasures from northwestern China. Based on a close analysis of previously neglected archives in English, French, and Chinese, Jacobs finds that many local elites in China acquiesced to the removal of art and antiquities abroad, understanding their trade as currency for a cosmopolitan elite. In the decades after the 1911 Revolution, however, these antiquities went from being “diplomatic capital” to disputed icons of the emerging nation-state. A new generation of Chinese scholars began to criminalize the prior activities of archaeologists, erasing all memory of the pragmatic barter relationship that once existed in China. Recovering the voices of those local officials, scholars, and laborers who shaped the global trade in antiquities, The Compensations of Plunder brings historical grounding to a highly contentious topic in modern Chinese history and informs heated debates over cultural restitution throughout the world.
Categories: History

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies

and China Unicom, could lead to the creation of a digital market in which data are controlled by Chinese government ... (2018) Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Author: Chris Shei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429596216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 682

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This Handbook approaches Chinese Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective while attempting to establish a fundamental set of core values and tenets for the subject, in relation to the further development of Chinese Studies as an academic discipline. It aims to consolidate the current findings in Chinese Studies, extract the essence from each affiliated discipline, formulate a concrete set of ideas to represent the ‘Chineseness’ of the subject, establish a clear identity for the discipline and provide clear guidelines for further research and practice. Topics included in this Handbook cover a wide spectrum of traditional and newly added concerns in Chinese Studies, ranging from the Chinese political system and domestic governance to international relations, Chinese culture, literature and history, Chinese sociology (gender, middle class, nationalism, home ownership, dating) and Chinese opposition and activism. The Handbook also looks at widening the scope of Chinese Studies (Chinese psychology, postcolonialism and China, Chinese science and climate change), and some illustrations of innovative Chinese Studies research methods. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Studies is an essential reference for researchers and scholars in Chinese Studies, as well as students in the discipline.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Islam and World History

Islam and World History

The Asia Program aims to foster cultural and intellectual exchange between the United States and the countries of East ... Asia in the United States. also in the series: Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan ...

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226584812

Category: History

Page: 192

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Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson’s The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the orientalist paradigms that had stunted the development of Islamic studies and provided an alternative approach to world history. Edited by Edmund Burke III and Robert Mankin, Islam and World History explores the complexity of Hodgson’s thought, the daring of his ideas, and the global context of his world historical insights into, among other themes, Islam and world history, gender in Islam, and the problem of Muslim universality. In our post-9/11 world, Hodgson’s historical vision and moral engagement have never been more relevant. A towering achievement, Islam and World History will prove to be the definitive statement on Hodgson’s relevance in the twenty-first century and will introduce his influential work to a new generation of readers.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of the World s Minorities

Encyclopedia of the World s Minorities

Afghanistan was also an important region as part of the Silk Route to China, and from 64 to 220 CE was subjected to the Kushan dynasty. ... From then on, many Muslim dynasties followed, until Genghis Khan's invasion in 1155.

Author: Carl Skutsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135193881

Category: Political Science

Page: 1520

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This study of minorities involves the difficult issues of rights, justice, equality, dignity, identity, autonomy, political liberties, and cultural freedoms. The A-Z Encyclopedia presents the facts, arguments, and areas of contention in over 560 entries in a clear, objective manner. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities website.
Categories: Political Science

Tractata Tibetica et Mongolica

Tractata Tibetica et Mongolica

Die Einleitung enthalt ausserdem ein Curriculum Vitae und ein Verzeichnis der Schriften Klaus Sagasters (bis Januar 2001).

Author: Klaus Sagaster

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447045760

Category: Religion

Page: 311

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Um das Leben und das wissenschaftliche Werk eines der bedeutendsten deutschen Mongolisten und Tibetologen der Gegenwart zu wurdigen, haben 25 namhafte Experten auf dem Gebiet der Zentralasienkunde zu dieser Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag Professor Klaus Sagasters beigetragen. Die Artikel umfassen ein breites Spektrum der tibetischen und mongolischen Philologie, Politik-, Religions- und Kulturgeschichte, Literatur, Kunst und Astronomie sowie der Geschichte der Tibetforschung und ihrer Rezeption in der deutschen Philosophie des Idealismus.Das so entstandene Werk ist uber eine Sammlung von Einzeluntersuchungen hinausgehend eine Fundgrube von Informationen und neuen Erkenntnissen aus dem Bereich der Mongolistik und Tibetologie. Die Einleitung enthalt ausserdem ein Curriculum Vitae und ein Verzeichnis der Schriften Klaus Sagasters (bis Januar 2001).
Categories: Religion

Altaica collecta

Altaica collecta

Author: Walther Heissig

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049750022

Category: Altaic philology

Page: 371

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Categories: Altaic philology