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Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-Modern China : Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE (Hardcover) (Victor
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Luoyang, situated in present day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for over two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different capital cities in the region which served eleven different dynasties from the Western Zhou dynasty, when a settled capital first replaced peripatetic rule, to the great Tang dynasty, when Luoyang experienced a golden age. Besides outlining the rise and fall of the different dynasties, the book examines city layouts, discusses the religious functions of the capitals especially the place of Buddhism under certain dynasties, and studies key buildings and their roles. Overall, the book provides an accessible survey of a broad sweep of Chinese history.
Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Asian States and Empires
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Victor Cunrui Xiong
Street Date: September 7, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-4468
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