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Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier

Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier

by Jenny F. So, Emma C. Bunker
     
 

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The pastoral tribes on Chinas northern borders played a major role in the cultural development of China during antiquity. By the first millennium B.C., the regions inhabitants were trading in horses, wool, carpets, & fur — articles in constant demand by their settled, urban Chinese neighbors. The artistic creations of the two groups reflect centuries of

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The pastoral tribes on Chinas northern borders played a major role in the cultural development of China during antiquity. By the first millennium B.C., the regions inhabitants were trading in horses, wool, carpets, & fur — articles in constant demand by their settled, urban Chinese neighbors. The artistic creations of the two groups reflect centuries of flourishing contact & complex interrelationships. Recently excavated finds are enabling scholars to describe a plausible picture of contact, trade, & intercultural influence. In this book, Chinese & pastoral artifacts are studied & illustrated side by side in light of the most recent archaeological discoveries. Illus.

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An important, original study of the (previously denied) cultural contribution of the "barbarians" to China, and of the trade northward. Focuses on the Han period. The artifacts, abundantly and well- illustrated (200 illus., 40 in color), document the goods and support the argument. Published by the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery in association with U. of Washington Press (the distributor). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788191282
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
203

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