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
- Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
- Publication Date: 01/03/2011
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780465021451
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