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Landscape and power in early China : the crisis and fall of the Western Zhou, 1045-771 BC

Author: Feng Li
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The ascendancy of the Western Zhou in Bronze Age China, 1045-771 B.C., was a critical period in the development of Chinese civilization and culture. This book addresses the complex relationship between geography and political power in the context of the crisis and fall of the Western Zhou state. Drawing on the latest archaeological discoveries, the book shows how inscribed bronze vessels can be used to reveal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Feng Li
ISBN: 0521852722 9780521852722 9780521108119 052110811X
OCLC Number: 62307694
Language Note: Quotations from ancient texts given in Chinese with English translation.
Description: xviii, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Foundation of the Western Zhou state : constructing the political space --
2. Disorder and decline : the political crisis of the Western Zhou state --
3. Enemies at the gate : the war against the Xianyun and the northwestern frontier --
4. The fall of the Western Zhou : partisan struggle and spatial collapse --
5. The eastward migration : reconfiguring the Western Zhou state --
6. The legacy of the Western Zhou --
App. 1. The periphery : the Western Zhou state at its maximum geographical extent --
App. 2. The relationship between the Quanrong and the Xianyun --
App. 3. The Bamboo Annals and issues of the chronology of King You's reign.
Responsibility: Li Feng.
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