The people between the rivers. The rise and fall of a bronze drum culture, 200-750 CE. (Book, 2016) [University of Washington Libraries]
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The people between the rivers. The rise and fall of a bronze drum culture, 200-750 CE.

Author: Catherine Churchman
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit : Rowman & Littlefield Publ. 2016.
Series: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fundamental study provides the first comprehensive history of the lands between the Red and Pearl Rivers in southern China and the people who lived there over a span of a thousand years. Bringing to life the mysterious early people known as Li and Lao who inhabited the area, Churchman explores their custom of casting large bronze kettledrums.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Churchman
ISBN: 9781442258600 1442258608
OCLC Number: 965476884
Description: 266 pages.
Contents: List of Maps and Tables AcknowledgementsNote on Transcription and Referencing SystemsTable of Chinese Dynasties Introduction Chapter One: Digging up DrumsChapter Two: The Two Rivers and the Lands Between-a Geographical OutlineChapter Three: Why are the Li and Lao?-The shifting meanings of EthnonymsChapter Four: 'Masters of their Small Domains'-Local and Imported Traditions of Leadership Chapter Five: 'To Overawe the Li and Lao'-Attempts at Military ConquestChapter Six: Gold, Silver, Snakes and Slaves: Highland-Lowland Trade RelationsChapter Seven: 'Last of the Bronze Drum Chiefs'-The Rise and Fall of the Great FamiliesConclusion GlossaryBibliography
Series Title: Asia/Pacific/perspectives.
Responsibility: Catherine Churchman.

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This fundamental study provides the first comprehensive history of the lands between the Red and Pearl Rivers in southern China and the people who lived there over a span of a thousand years. Bringing to life the mysterious early people known as Li and Lao who inhabited the area, Churchman explores their custom of casting large bronze kettledrums.
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Churchman provides a careful, compelling, and much-needed account of an oft-neglected region in both Chinese history and recent Vietnamese nationalist history. Churchman criticizes in passing the Read more...

 
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