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Village and Bureaucracy in Southern Sung China
by Brian E. McKnight
University of Chicago Press, 1983
Paper: 978-0-226-56060-1 | Cloth: 978-0-226-56059-5
Library of Congress Classification JS7352.A3M3
Dewey Decimal Classification 352.051

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In imperial China, workers drawn from the local populace performed many of the basic functions of local administration. Standing between the rulers and the ruled, these men mediated in both directions. McKnight's study concentrates on the nature of this village-level subbureaucratic activity in the Sung period; it sheds new light on the emergence of early Chinese society while providing a background against which to assess social changes during later dynasties.

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