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Empire and Identity

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in A Translucent Mirror

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215665
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928848 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520215665.003.0005
Empire and Identity

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Hung Taiji created the ability for his state to sponsor a history of such a style of rule, to make that history point to him and use that historical anointing to extend his power of enunciation in as many directions as his conquest ultimately extended. New categories of identity were literally invented, in some cases attached to putative precursors to lend them authority, in all cases attached to living individuals at the discretion of the emperorship.

Keywords: Hung Taiji; history; historical anointing; identity; authority; emperorship

Chapter.  17893 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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