Ts'ao P'i Transcendent : Political Culture and Dynasty-Founding in China at the End of the Han book cover
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Ts'ao P'i Transcendent
Political Culture and Dynasty-Founding in China at the End of the Han

ISBN 9780966630008
Published November 19, 1998 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Analyses the foundation of the San-kuo Wei Dynasty by Ts'ao P'I in 220 CE, using the main historical accounts, a wide range of religious and philosophical writings, epigraphical records, and above all, the records contained in the commentaries to Ch'en Shou's San-kuo chih by the fifth century writer P'ei Sung-chih.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Strategy and Subject Matter; Part 1 Ruling Authority and Legitimacy before the Han-Wei Transition; Chapter 1 The Early Culture of Authority and Legitimation and the Ch’in and Han Models; Chapter 2 Steps towards Dynasty-Founding: Ts’ao and Ssu-ma Family, Local, and National Power; Part 2 November 19 to December 11: A Mess of Ink; Chapter 3 November 19: An Announcement in the Han Imperial Cult; Chapter 4 Undated: Celestial-Master Taoists Deliver a Pro-Ts’ao P’i Oracle; Chapter 5 November 20–22: A Core Group of Legitimation Experts; Chapter 6 November 23–24: Ssu-ma I’s Philosophy of Political Action and Ts’ao P’i’s Hero-Refusers; Chapter 7 November 25–29: Ts’ao P’i’s Emblems of Transcendent Rule; Chapter 8 November 30 – December 7: Ritual Chronology Links the Ts’ao House with Chuan Hsü and the Yellow Emperor; Chapter 9 December 7–10: The Highest Officials and the Core Group Facilitate the Accession; Part 3 Reverberations; Chapter 10 December 11: The Unfolding of Ts’Ao-WEI Court Ritual; Chapter 11 The Stele of 221 A.D.: Ts’ao Ts’ao’s Generals Sign On to the New Dynasty; conclu Conclusion;

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Authored by Goodman, Howard L.