State Formation in Early China

State Formation in Early China

Paperback Duckworth Debates in Archaeology

By (author) Li Liu, By (author) Xingcan Chen

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  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 190 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 213mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0715632248
  • ISBN 13: 9780715632246
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,134,374

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A study that makes use of an interdisciplinary approach to challenge traditional theories of state formation in China and promote debate on early Chinese history. Analyzing data from archaeology, geology, cultural geography, ethnohistory and ancient texts, the authors show how the procurement of key external resources - especially metal and salt - drove the dynamics of state formation in early China in the period of 1800-1400BC.

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