Political Frontiers, Ethnic Boundaries and Human Geographies in Chinese History

Political Frontiers, Ethnic Boundaries and Human Geographies in Chinese History

by Nicola Di Cosmo
     
 

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Boundaries - demanding physical space, enclosing political entities, and distinguishing social or ethnic groups - constitute an essential aspect of historical investigation.
It is especially with regard to disciplinary pluralism and historical breadth that this book most clearly departs and distinguishes itself from other works on Chinese boundaries and ethnicity.… See more details below

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Boundaries - demanding physical space, enclosing political entities, and distinguishing social or ethnic groups - constitute an essential aspect of historical investigation.
It is especially with regard to disciplinary pluralism and historical breadth that this book most clearly departs and distinguishes itself from other works on Chinese boundaries and ethnicity. In addition to history, the disciplines represented in this book include anthropology (particularly ethnography), religion, art history, and literary studies. Each of the authors focuses on a distinct period, beginning with the Zhou dynasty (c. 1100 BCE) and ending with the early centuries after the Manchu conquest (c. CE 1800) - resulting in a chronological sweep of nearly three millennia.

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ISBN-13:
9780415600170
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2010
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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