The Chinese Neolithic

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Author  Li Liu
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   January 31, 2005
ISBN  0521811848
Pages  330

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The Yellow River valley of China, during the period ca. 7000-1500, saw the transformation of egalitarian societies into stratified chiefdoms giving rise to early states. This book examines that transformation, emphasizing the interplay of many factors affecting these processes, such as climatic fluctuation, population movements, inter-group competition, warfare, and long-distance exchange of valuables.

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