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Emperor and ancestor : state and lineage in South China
AuthorFaure, David
Pub. LocationStanford, CAPublisherStanford University Press
Date2007Phys. Desc.xii, 464 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
LocationReading RoomCall NumberGN635.C5 F38 2007
Emperor and ancestor : state and lineage in South China / David Faure.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-445) and index.

Introduction -- Historical geography -- Exotic Guangzhou -- Confucian incursions -- We and they -- The land -- From registered households to lineages -- Early Ming society -- The recession of labor service -- The Yao wars and ritual orthodoxy -- Administrative transition -- Lineages gentrified -- Lineage building: the Huo surname of Foshan -- Magnates on the sands -- From Ming to Qing -- Gentry leadership in local society -- The end of empire -- The proliferation of lineage institutions -- The ordering of community in ritual life -- Incorporation: the power of an idea -- A note on prosperity -- The nineteenth-century transformation -- The Mulberry Garden dike -- From paramilitary to militia -- Local power in the Taiping rebellion -- The foreign element in Pearl River Delta Society -- Contradictions of the nation-state: the backwardness of lineages -- Epilogue -- Beyond the Pearl River Delta.

Subject(s)Kinship--China--Pearl River Delta--History
Ethnicity--China--Pearl River Delta--History
Inheritance and succession--China--Pearl River Delta--History
China--State structure and organization--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
China--State structure and organization--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
China--Social life and customs--Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
China--Social life and customs--Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #11834
ISBN0804753180 ; 9780804753180LCCN2006009696OCLC65201344