The Other Side

More than a year since I started my new position as an Assistant Professor (yeah!), and almost two years since I updated my C.V. (sadly, not too much to add). But more importantly, I've come to realize why so many of my colleagues stopped updating their personal homepages after getting on more permanent positions. First … Continue reading The Other Side

Article: “Negotiated Privilege: Strategic Tax Exemptions Policies for Religious Groups and the Mongol-Yuan Dynasty in 13th-Century China”

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!

Article (in Korean): “Joint Court” in the Mongol Rule of China – An Analysis Based on the Interaction between the State and Religions”

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”