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Ancient Chinese Warfare, Hardback Book

Ancient Chinese Warfare Hardback


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 576 pages
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780465021451

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