xvi, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780824832667 hardcover alkaline paper 0824832663 hardcover alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The rhetoric of politics and the politics of rhetoric Frames of reference: classical hermeneutics and historical analogism Categorical propositions: faction theory and the political imagination of the Northern Song Unified theories of division: factional rhetoric in the reform era, 1069-1085 The closed circle: factional rhetoric in the antireform era, 1085-1093 Retributive justice: factional rhetoric in the post-reform era, 1094-1104 Discourses of authority and the authority of discourse.