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Material Culture, Power, and Identity in Ancient China (Hardcover) (Xiaolong Wu)
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"In this book, Xiaolong Wu offers a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Zhongshan state during China's Warring States period (476-221 BCE). Analyzing artefacts, inscriptions, and grandiose funerary structures within a broad archaeological context, heilluminates the connections between power and identity, and the role of material culture in asserting and communicating both. The author brings an interdisciplinary approach to this study. He combines and cross-examines all available categories of evidence, including archaeological, textual, art historical, and epigraphical, enabling innovative interpretations and conclusions that challenge conventional views regarding Zhongshan and ethnicity in ancient China"--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 244
Genre: Social Science
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Xiaolong Wu
Street Date: April 30, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-8200
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