- Title Pages
- 1 An Emergent China and the Weight of History
- 2 History Lessons
- 3 Confucian Conceptions of Order
- 4 Power and Order in Other Chinese Traditions
- 5 Western Assumptions about International Order
- 6 Sinic Universalism in Theory and Practice
- 7 The Prehistory of Foreign Engagement
- 8 Engagement and Status Conflict
- 9 Through Formal Equality to Inferiority
- 10 China’s Loss of Its Dependencies
- 11 Imperial Denouement
- 12 Intellectual Ferment in the Nationalist Era
- 13 Mao and the Middle Kingdom
- 14 China and the Foreign Other
- 15 Conceptual Currents
- 16 China Imagines Its World … and Its Future
- The Mind of Empire
- University Press of Kentucky
Everywhere under vast Heaven
There is no land that is not the king’s.
To the borders of those lands
There are none who are not the king’s servants.
—Zhou dynasty poem,
Book of Poetry
When there is unity, there will be peace.
—Mengzi (Meng-tzu, a.k.a. Mencius),
The Book of Mencius
Whenever there is Virtue,
All under Heaven will give their allegiance.
T’ai Kung’s Six Secret Teachings