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Unbounded loyalty : frontier crossings in Liao China /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Standen, Naomi, 1965-
Format: Online Book
Published: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2007.
Online Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Borders, boundaries, and frontier crossers: concepts and background
  • You can't get there from here : rethinking categories
  • Fed or dead: notions and uses of loyalty (zhong)
  • Crossing boundaries and shifting borders: the first-generation Liao southerners
  • Part II. Working for the Liao: life stories
  • Loyalties in the borderlands: the founder and the Confucian
  • An emerging boundary: two approaches to serving the Liao
  • Drawing the line: redefinitions of loyalty
  • Conclusion: locating borders: then, now, and in between
  • Appendix: frontier crossings.