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Conquer and GovernEarly Chinese Military Texts from the Yi Zhou shu$
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Robin McNeal

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824831202

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824831202.001.0001

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Translation and Study of the Military Chapters of the Yi Zhou shu

Translation and Study of the Military Chapters of the Yi Zhou shu

(p.97) 4 Translation and Study of the Military Chapters of the Yi Zhou shu
Conquer and Govern

Robin McNeal

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines the chapters 6 through 10 of the Yi Zhou shu, all of which present a vivid description of how the civil and martial arms of the state work in concert with one another: first to lay siege to an enemy territory, then to settle the newly conquered region and govern it as one's own. These chapters comprise the broad genre of military texts, which in many ways are different from any early military text. For instance, the opening three chapters deal with the psychology of governing large populations, envisioning a theory of rulership informed by an understanding of human nature and buttressed by a cosmological framework.

Keywords:   Yi Zhou shu, civil arms, Martial arms, enemy territory, cosmological framework

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