Introduction Part I. Borders, boundaries, and frontier crossers: concepts and background You can't get there from here : rethinking categories Fed or dead: notions and uses of loyalty (zhong) Crossing boundaries and shifting borders: the first-generation Liao southerners Part II. Working for the Liao: life stories Loyalties in the borderlands: the founder and the Confucian An emerging boundary: two approaches to serving the Liao Drawing the line: redefinitions of loyalty Conclusion: locating borders: then, now, and in between Appendix: frontier crossings.
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