IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 311: The Art of Generalship: Late Antique, Byzantine, and Chinese Ideals, III - Chinese Ideals

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Cardiff Centre for Late Antique Religion & Culture, Cardiff University
Organiser:Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 311-aWhat Makes a General?: A Comparison of Biographies of Song Dynasty (960-1279) Generals
(Language: English)
Peter Lorge, Department of History, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Mentalities, Military History
Paper 311-bA Little Zhuge Liang: The Peasant Rebel Li Dingguo as Military Commander
(Language: English)
Kenneth M. Swope, Department of History, University of Southern Mississippi
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Mentalities, Military History
Abstract

This session is one of three on the art of generalship in Late Antique, Byzantine and Chinese culture. This session considers the case of China. It examines military leadership in late Tang China, compares the biographies of Song dynasty generals, and focuses on the peasant rebel Li Dingguo as a military commander.