A first eyes look at Zhizheng tiaoge (至正條格)

Being part of the Jangseogak Archives means that I have access to Zhizheng tiaoge, the last officially published code of the Yuan dynasty, reportedly lost until it was found in Korea, 2002. The story of the discovery itself is fascinating. When the descendants of the original owner, the Son family of Gyeongju (慶州 孫氏) planned to … Continue reading A first eyes look at Zhizheng tiaoge (至正條格)

Article: From Military Leaders to Administrative Experts: The Biography of the “Treacherous Minister” Temüder and his Ancestors

“From Military Leaders to Administrative Experts:
 The Biography of the “Treacherous Minister” Temüder and his Ancestors” Asiatische Studien vol. 72-1 (2017), 1213–1230 https://doi.org/10.1515/asia-2017-0006  (email me if you don't have access) TL;DR Summary Three generations in, the Mongols transformed. A lot. Such a pity Temüder  was dismissed as an Treacherous Minister (jianchen 奸臣) though... Summary Temüder (d. 1322) … Continue reading Article: From Military Leaders to Administrative Experts: The Biography of the “Treacherous Minister” Temüder and his Ancestors