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October 17, 2013

Fall 2013 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Nicolas Tackett

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Nicolas Tackett
Assistant Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley

Marriage Networks and the Geography of Power in Ninth-Century China

October 22, 2013
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

How does one account for the long-term survival of the medieval Chinese aristocratic clans despite important institutional developments, including the expanded use of the civil service examinations? How does one then explain the sudden collapse of these families at the turn of the tenth century? By exploiting a large prosopographic database, this paper will explore how a better understanding of the geographic distribution of political power and of the Tang political elite's social networks can help resolve these questions.

Posted by zzhu at October 17, 2013 11:45 AM