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Who wants to be an emperor? Zhao Dejun, Youzhou and the Liao

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Naomi Standen


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This paper reevaluates a famous tenth-century turncoat and suggests that his attempt to seize the throne was really an act of loyalty. This raises important issues regarding the nature of allegiance and loyalty in the Five Dynasties' northern borderlands.

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Author(s): Standen N

Editor(s): Lorge PA

Publication type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Year: 2010

Pages: 15-41

Publisher: The Chinese University Press

Place Published: Hong Kong

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ISBN: 9789629964184


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