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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 715: Chinggisid Ripples, III: Networks and Institutions across Mongol Eurasia

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Geoffrey Humble, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Márton Vér, Seminar für Turkologie und Zentralasienkunde, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Geoffrey Humble, Department of History, University of Birmingham
Paper 715-aYuan-Koryŏ Relations Seen through Intermarriage: The Theory of the 'One-Way, Two-Way Marriages' between Kublai Khan's Descendants in the 13th and 14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Gulsen Kilci, Laboratoire Chine, Corée, Japon (CCJ - UMR 8173), Université Paris-Cité
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 715-bThe Aqa and the Khan: A Social and Political Affair
(Language: English)
Toby Jones, Institute for Area Studies, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Administration, Language and Literature - Other, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 715-cA Network Analysis of Yuan Officials and Its Implications for the 'Sinicization' of the Mongols
(Language: English)
Wonhee Cho, Graduate School of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies, Gyeonggi-do
Index terms: Administration, Computing in Medieval Studies, Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - Other

The Chinggisid imperial project saw the extension, movement and translation of both political frameworks and peoples over huge distances. This session interrogates the complex and multi-directional nature of interactions between networks and imperial institutions. Gulsen Kilci demonstrates the reciprocal nature of marriage relations between Yuan and Koryo royal houses. Toby Jones exposes the complexity of consultative 'aqa' relationships between Mongol Qans and elders within the imperial house. Wonhee Cho draws on Chinese narrative representation of office-holder networks to map decision-making against assumed 'sinicization' in the Yuan government.