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4/14/10 The Challenges How to reward loyal military commanders How to maintain military control: Loyalty Towards ruling emperor not necessarily to the throne Towards the Imperial house not the ruling emperor
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4/14/10 All dynastic rulers anxious about potential military challenges: BUT Tang crisis = crucial changes in Song dynasty Inside the empire: Dislike of standing army Outside the empire: Song, Yuan and Ming empires threats from
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4/14/10 Three types of military units Permanent Border forces : Long continental north & northwest frontier area Dividing line between nomadic, pastoral, tribal cultures (outer) and settled, agricultural non-tribal society of China proper (inner) Metropolitan
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4/14/10 Permanent Frontier garrisons Colonies of soldiers With families settled in strategic frontier areas: peacetime worked the land easily mobilized for security duties Personal loyalty bonds System of rotating officers
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIS 219 taught by Professor Jackson,g during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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