State Formation in Early China

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Author  Li Liu
Publisher  Bristol Classical Press
Publication Date   October 23, 2003
ISBN  0715632248
Pages  148

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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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