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Classical Historiography for Chinese History

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  • Barfield, Thomas, The Perilous Frontier. London: Blackwell, 1989.
  • Biran, Michel, The Empire of the Qara Khitai in Eurasian History: Between China and the Islamic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Brose, Michael C. Subjects and Masters: Uyghurs in the Mongol Empire. Bellingham, WA: Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University, 2007.
  • ---. "Uyghur Technologists of Writing and Literacy in Mongol China." T'oung Pao Volume 91 Numbers 4-5 2005: 396-435.
  • Cahill, James. Hills Beyond a River. Weatherhill, 1976.
  • Chan, Hok-lam, & W.T. de Bary, eds. Yuan Thought. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982.
  • Chan, Hok-lam. Legitimation in Imperial China. Seattle: University of Washington, 1984.
  • Ch'en, Paul. Chinese Legal Tradition Under the Mongols. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1979.
  • Cleaves, Francis, trans. The Secret History of the Mongols. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1982.
  • Dardess, John. Conquerers and Confucians: Aspects of Political Change in Late Yuan China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.
  • ---. Confucianism and Autocracy: Professional Elites in the Founding of the Ming Dynasty. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.
  • Dunnell, Ruth. The Great State of White and High: Buddhism and State Formation in Eleventh-Century Xia. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1996.
  • Farquhar, David. The Government of China under Mongolian Rule (Franz Steiner Verlag, 1990).
  • Franke, Herbert, & Denis Twitchett, eds. The Cambridge History of China. Vol. 6: Alien Regimes and Border States, 907-1368. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,1994.
  • Gernet, Jaques. La vie quotidienne en Chine, ?la veille de l'invasion mongole, 1250-1276. Paris: Hachette, 1959. Reprinted as Daily Life in China on the Eve of the Mongol Invasion, 1250-1276. Translated by H. M. Wright. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1962.
  • ---. L'intelligence de la China: la social et le mental. Paris: Gallimaid, 1994.
  • Goodrich, L. Carrington. A Short History of the Chinese People. New York: Harper, 3rd ed., 1959; paperback reprint, Harper Torchbooks, 1963. Interested in cultural diffusion.
  • Hsiao Ch'i-ch'ing. The Military Establishment of the Yuan Dynasty. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978.
  • Hucker, Charles O. China's Imperial Past. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1976.
  • Kuhn, Dieter. "Liao Architecture: Qidan Innovations and Han-Chinese Traditions?" T'oung Pao Volume 86 Numbers 4-5 2000: 325-362.
  • Latourette, Kenneth Scott. The Chinese: Their History and Culture. New York: Macmillan, 3rd rev. ed., 1946.
  • Li, Zhi'an et al. "On Official Corruption in the Yuan Dynasty." Frontiers of History in China v. 1 no. 3 (September 2006): 375-403.
  • Senor, Denis, ed. The Cambridge History of Early Inner Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
  • Shih, Chung-wen. The Golden Age of Chinese Drama. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976.
  • Shiraishi, Noriyuki. "Seasonal Migrations of the Mongol Emperors and the Peri-Urban Area of Kharakhorum." International Journal of Asian Studies Jan 2004 Vol. 1 Iss. 1: 105-20.
  • Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman. Liao Architecture. Honolulu: Hawaii Press, 1997.
  • Standen, Naomi. Unbounded Loyalty: Frontier Crossing in Liao China. Honolulu: University of Hawai?i Press, 2007.
  • Tillman, H. & S. West, eds. China Under Jurchen Rule. Albany: SUNY, 1995.
  • Wilson, Thomas. Genealogy of the Way. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995.