Everyday politics: Imperial China and how to wield power away from authority | Curio

Everyday politics: Imperial China and how to wield power away from authority

18 mins | Apr 21, 2018

In the face of all-powerful empire, you would expect ordinary people to either resist or comply. But Michael Szonyi, writing in Aeon magazine, uses the example of medieval China to navigate the middle ground: that of ‘everyday politics’, whereby ordinary people are also able to gain political advantages.

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From Aeon magazine