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Writing letters in Song China (960-1279): a study of its political, social, and cultural uses

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Even though there has been no lack of scholarly attention to Chinese epistolary texts as a source of information, discussions of the functions and practices of letter writing in imperial China are very limited. This thesis deals with how elites in Song dynasty (960–1279) China exchanged personal and political information by writing and sending letters to each other, and how the genre of letters functioned in its various forms throughout the socially transformative and culturally active per...

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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange More from this funder
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-07-19

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