Due to the kind support and organization of Sixiang Wang, David Porter and Devin Fitzgerald, I am now part of a 10 week zoom Manchu study group. It's my second attempt on trying to learn Manchu. And in spite of having learned multiple languages - Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, Arabic, and German - I … Continue reading Starting Manchu (for the second time)
TL;DR SummaryTax policies and regulations are messy, yes, but let's try to make sense of these messy regulations in the Mongol-Yuan dynasty by focusing on how these policies were negotiated among the different parties - the empire, religions and other historical factors. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685209-12341503 Formal Summary...JESHO doesn't require summaries, so I don't have one!
TL;DR Summary約會 - "a promise to meet" does not mean dating in the Mongol-Yuan empire. It designate a "joint court" where representatives of each party convened together to decide a case. But slightly more complex that you might think it would be... Official Summary This article examines the so-called institution yuehui 約會 or the “joint … Continue reading Article (in Korean): “Joint Court” in the Mongol Rule of China – An Analysis Based on the Interaction between the State and Religions”