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China Under Jurchen Rule by Hoyt Cleveland Tillman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: steppe-history, website-widget

Excellent, on a subject on which there are almost no books.
Three sections: Politics; Religion and Thought; Literature and Art. Heavy on the cultural side, but you can get your history elsewhere. I like most the chapter on a poet who lived at the time of the Mongol invasions and wrote a very dark strand of poetry about the collapse of civilization. And the chapter on Jurchen literature, as in native Jurchen, which rarely interests a China scholar.
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January 10, 2012 – Shelved
January 10, 2012 – Shelved as: steppe-history
October 26, 2012 – Shelved as: website-widget

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