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The Mind of EmpireChina's History and Modern Foreign Relations$

Christopher A. Ford

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813192635

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.001.0001

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The Mind of Empire
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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,

T’ai Kung’s Six Secret Teachings