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Defining Chu : image and reality in ancient China

Author: Constance A Cook; John S Major
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1999.
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This book traces the evolution of the Chu from a vassal state to its rise and fall as a great hegemonic kingdom in the Warring States period and its eventual resurgence in the early Han dynasty.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Defining Chu.
Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607415536
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Constance A Cook; John S Major
ISBN: 0824818857 9780824818852
OCLC Number: 41096308
Description: ix, 254 pages, [8] pages of color plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: what does "defining Chu" mean? / Constance A. Cook and John S. Major --
Introduction / Constance A. Cook and Barry B. Blakeley --
pt. 1. Perspectives in defining Chu culture. The geography of Chu / Barry B. Blakeley ; Chu culture: an archaeological overview / Xu Shaohua ; Chu art: link between the old and new / Jenny F. So --
pt. 2. State and society. Chu society and state: image versus reality / Barry B. Blakeley ; The ideology of the Chu ruling class: ritual rhetoric and bronze inscriptions / Constance A. Cook ; Chu law in action: legal documents from tomb 2 at Baoshan / Susan Weld ; Towns and trade: cultural diversity and Chu daily life / Heather A. Peters --
pt. 3. The spirit of Chu. Characteristics of late Chu religion / John S. Major ; Monkeys, shamans, emperors, and poets: the Chuci and images of Chu during the Han dynasty / Gopal Sukhu ; Conclusion / John S. Major ; Appendix: translation of the Chu silk manuscript / Li Ling and Constance A. Cook.
Responsibility: edited by Constance A. Cook and John S. Major.

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This text presents a broad and in-depth analysis of the Chinese state of Chu, focusing on the years 700 to 200 BC. It traces the evolution of the Chu from a vassal state of Zhou, to its rise and fall  Read more...

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