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Ancient China and its Enemies

The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History

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This edition published in by Cambridge University Press

Written in English

380 pages

Relations between Inner Asian nomads and Chinese are a continuous theme throughout Chinese history. By investigating the formation of nomadic cultures, by analyzing the evolution of patterns of interaction along China's frontiers, and by exploring how this interaction was recorded in historiography, this looks at the origins of the cultural and political tensions between these two civilizations through the first millennium BC. The main purpose of the book is to analyze ethnic, cultural, and political frontiers between nomads and Chinese in the historical contexts that led to their formation, and to look at cultural perceptions of 'others' as a function of the same historical process. Based on both archaeological and textual sources, this book also introduces a new methodological approach to Chinese frontier history, which combines extensive factual data with a careful scrutiny of the motives, methods, and general conception of history that informed the Chinese historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien.

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Ancient China and its Enemies: The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History
May 24, 2004, Cambridge University Press
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Ancient China and its Enemies
2002, Cambridge University Press
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Ancient China and its Enemies: The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History
February 25, 2002, Cambridge University Press
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Relations between Inner Asian nomads and Chinese are a continuous theme throughout Chinese history. By investigating the formation of nomadic cultures, by analyzing the evolution of patterns of interaction along China's frontiers, and by exploring how this interaction was recorded in historiography, this looks at the origins of the cultural and political tensions between these two civilizations through the first millennium BC. The main purpose of the book is to analyze ethnic, cultural, and political frontiers between nomads and Chinese in the historical contexts that led to their formation, and to look at cultural perceptions of 'others' as a function of the same historical process. Based on both archaeological and textual sources, this book also introduces a new methodological approach to Chinese frontier history, which combines extensive factual data with a careful scrutiny of the motives, methods, and general conception of history that informed the Chinese historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien.

Ancient China and its Enemies

The Rise of Nomadic Power in East Asian History

This edition published in by Cambridge University Press


First Sentence

"The terminology for the regions inhabited by the nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples of Inner Asia in pre-historical and historical times is inherently unstable, given that geographic areas such as Central Asia, Inner Asia, the Northern Zone, and Central Eurasia are usually defined ad hoc."

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
380
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

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Open Library
OL7752863M
Internet Archive
ancientchinaitse00cosm_273
ISBN 10
0521770645
ISBN 13
9780521770644
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2225810
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2063670

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