The An Shi Rebellion and Rejection of the Other in Tang China, 618-763

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TitleThe An Shi Rebellion and Rejection of the Other in Tang China, 618-763
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsChamney, L.
Corporate AuthorsJay, Jennifer
Academic DepartmentProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Page128
Date Published2012
PublisherUniversity of Alberta (Canada)
Place PublishedCanada
ISBN Number9780494901823
Keywords0332:History, SOCIAL sciences
Abstract

Previous work on ethnicity in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) has cast the An Shi Rebellion (An Lushan Rebellion) as a kind of "breaking point" between the cosmopolitan, foreigner-friendly first half of the Tang Dynasty and the conservative, xenophobic second half. This paper analyzes the Rebellion from the opposite angle, as an event whose meaning was shaped by an increasingly xenophobic culture rather than the cause of the xenophobia. My research includes an updated, ethnic analysis of the Rebellion and close analysis of Tang cultural trends before and during the Rebellion, including religious policy, developing ideas of the foreigner in poetry and the emergence of ethnic violence. This project adds to the increasing literature on ethnicity in the Tang of the last ten years.

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