Women's biographies in the Wei-shu : a study of the moral attitudes and social background found in Women's biographies in the dynastic history of the Northern Wei
The contrasting life-styles of the Chinese imperial bureaucratic state resting on a basis of sedentary agriculture, and the nomadism of the northern steppes where changing political alignments rested more directly on personal loyalties, entered an uneasy period of symbiosis in the fourth and fifth centuries AD when the nomads conquered northern China. With the establishment of the Northern Wei state and Northern Wei dynastic line at the end of the fourth century, the inflexibility of...[Show more]
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