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This monograph is a study of emerging kinship structures as embedded in the social and cultural history of a river valley in central coastal Fujian province from the 9th through 13th centuries. Social chapters focus on the establishment of elite kin groups, the structure and internal segmentation of those kin groups, and marriage patterns. Culture chapters cover the religious culture, the academic culture, and the culture of kinship. The thesis of this book is that cultural innovation often begins at a local level, and challenges current paradigm that distinguishes the link between locality and the elite in the Northern and Southern Song.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789629962272
ISBN-10: 9629962276
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: The Chinese University Press
Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: Hong Kong


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Author Biography - Hugh Roberts Clark

Hugh Roberts Clark is professor of history and East Asian studies at Ursinus College. He is the author of Community, Trade, and Networks: Southern Fujian Province from the Third to the Thirteenth Century.