Village and Bureaucracy in Southern Sung China

Paperback | February 15, 1983

byBrian E. McKnight

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In imperial China, workers drawn from the local populace performed many of the basic functions of local administration. Standing between the rulers and the ruled, these men mediated in both directions. McKnight's study concentrates on the nature of this village-level subbureaucratic activity in the Sung period; it sheds new light on the emergence of early Chinese society while providing a background against which to assess social changes during later dynasties.

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In imperial China, workers drawn from the local populace performed many of the basic functions of local administration. Standing between the rulers and the ruled, these men mediated in both directions. McKnight's study concentrates on the nature of this village-level subbureaucratic activity in the Sung period; it sheds new light on th...

Brian E. McKnight is a member of the faculty of the University of Hawaii.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 8.33 × 5.29 × 0.7 inPublished:February 15, 1983Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226560600

ISBN - 13:9780226560601

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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. The Northern Sung: Clerical Personnel and Village Officers
3. The Southern Sung Village Service System: Functions and Procedures
4. Structure of the Village Service System
5. Selection of Personnel: Privileged Households
6. Registration and Grading of Households
7. Further Criteria of Liability and Procedures of Conscription
8. Problems and the Search for a Solution
9. Conclusion
Bibliography
Glossary-Index