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China in the early bronze age : Shang civilization

Author: Robert L Thorp
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006.
Series: Encounters with Asia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the great breakthroughs in Chinese studies in the early twentieth century was the archaeological identification of the earliest, fully historical dynasty of kings, the Shang (ca. 1300-1050 B.C.E.). The last fifty years have seen major advances in all areas of Chinese archaeology, but recent studies of the Shang, their ancestors, and their contemporaries have been especially rich. Since the last  Read more...
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History
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Thorp, Robert L., 1946-
China in the early bronze age.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005042426
(OCoLC)61204429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Thorp
ISBN: 9780812203615 0812203615
OCLC Number: 607729731
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 292 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Dawn of the Bronze Age : the Erlitou culture --
Foundations of the Bronze Age : the Erligang culture --
The Shang kings at Anyang --
Shang cult : divination and sacrifice --
The late Shang world --
The invention of Chinese civilization.
Series Title: Encounters with Asia.
Responsibility: Robert L. Thorp.
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Students of the history and archaeology of early civilizations will find China in the Early Bronze Age the most up-to-date and wide-ranging introduction to its topic now in print. Scholars in Chinese  Read more...

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