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Divided by a Common LanguageFactional Conflict in Late Northern Song China$
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Ari Daniel Levine

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832667

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832667.001.0001

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Discourses of Authority and the Authority of Discourse

Discourses of Authority and the Authority of Discourse

(p.161) Chapter Seven Discourses of Authority and the Authority of Discourse
Divided by a Common Language

Ari Daniel Levine

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter embeds the findings of the present study about Northern Song factionalism within a broader historical context. It explains how and why the factional rhetoric and political associations in late imperial Chinese history can illuminate the boundaries of Northern Song discourses of authority. First, it compares the language of the Northern Song factional conflict with the political rhetoric of the True Way Learning (Daoxue) fellowship of the Southern Song. Second, it compares the political organizations of the Northern and Southern Song with those of the Yuan and Ming dynasties, which were dramatically different in both kind and scale. It also briefly explains how the term dang re-entered modern Chinese as a neutralized descriptor of political “parties” in the early twentieth century; how the Nationalist and Communist leaders envisioned the party as the central organizational element of a modern Chinese nation-state; and how the one-party states they built could not tolerate the existence of autonomous political associations.

Keywords:   Northern Song, factional rhetoric, factionalism, Southern Song, authority, political rhetoric, Yuan dynasty, Ming dynasty

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