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Introduction: reflections on the Sung John W. Chaffee; 1. Sung government and politics Charles Hartman; 2. The Sung fiscal administration Peter J. Golas; 3. A history of the Sung military Wang Tseng-Yu; 4. Chinese laws and legal systems: five dynasties and Sung Brian Mcknight; 5. Sung education: schools, academies, and examinations John W. Chaffee; 6. Economic change in China, 960-1279 Joseph P. Mcdermott; 7. China's emergence as a maritime power Angela Schottenhammer; 8. Sung society and social change Robert P. Hymes; 9. Reconceptualizing the order of things in Northern and Southern Sung Peter K. Bol; 10. The rise of the Ttao-hsueh Confucian fellowship in Southern Sung Hoyt Cleveland Tillman; Bibliography; Index.

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This volume offers an authoritative account of the key political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual topics in Sung history.

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John W. Chaffee is Distinguished Service Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies and directs the Institute for Asia and Asian Diaporas at Binghamton University, State University of New York. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Thorny Gates of Learning in Sung China: A Social History of Examinations (1985, 1995), The Branches of Heaven: a History of the Sung Imperial Clan (1999) and co-editor of Neo-Confucian Education: The Formative Stage (1989). His book The Muslim Merchants of Premodern China: The History of a Maritime Asian Trade Diaspora, 750-1400 will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

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