Ancient Chinese Warfare

Ancient Chinese Warfare

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The history of China is a history of warfare. Rarely in its 3,000-year existence has the country not been beset by war, rebellion, or raids. Warfare was a primary source of innovation, social evolution, and material progress in the Legendary Era, Hsia dynasty, and Shang dynasty--indeed, war was the force that formed the first cohesive Chinese empire, setting China on a trajectory of state building and aggressive activity that continues to this day.

In Ancient Chinese Warfare , a preeminent expert on Chinese military history uses recently recovered documents and archaeological findings to construct a comprehensive guide to the developing technologies, strategies, and logistics of ancient Chinese militarism. The result is a definitive look at the tools and methods that won wars and shaped culture in ancient China.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9780465021451
046502145X
Branch Call Number: 355.02 Sa
Description: xiv, 554 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sawyer, Mei-chün

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