Reviews 137 Robert P. Hymes and Conrad Schirokauer, editors. Ordering the World: Approaches to State and Society in Sung Dynasty China. Studies on China, 16. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Oxford: University of California Press, 1993. xiv, 437 pp. Hardcover $50.00. History informs us that numerous Chinese dynasties have suffered the ignominious fate of having been divided both geographically and temporally by the forcible incursions of hostile non-Chinese groups. Yet, none of these "divided" dynasties has attracted more comment from virtually every historical vantage point-- whether institutional, social, or intellectual--than the Song, which contemporary scholars have come to divide into a "northern" (960-1126) and a "southern" (1127-1278) manifestation. In the newest contribution to the esteemed series of ACLS-SSRC-sponsored conference volumes, ten scholars, most of whom are specialists in either period, have continued what has now become a tradition of commentary on this unique dynastic bifurcation by joining forces to produce a work of remarkable consequence. As readers, we can readily discern die direction of the authors' efforts from the book's main title, Ordering the World, which itself is a very serviceable translation of the classical term jingshi (ISiË)--indirectiy appropriated, via the Northern Song philosopher Shao Yong (101 1-1077), from
China Review International – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Mar 30, 1995
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