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Author Waldron, Arthur.

Title The Great Wall of China : from history to myth / Arthur Waldron
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990


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Description xiii, 296 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in Chinese history, literature, and institutions
Cambridge studies in Chinese history, literature, and institutions.
Contents Machine derived contents note: List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Note on romanization -- 1. Introduction: what is the Great Wall of China? -- Part I. First Considerations: 2. Early Chinese walls -- 3. Strategic origins of Chinese walls -- Part II, the Making of the Great Wall: 4. Geography and strategy: the importance of the Ordos -- 5. Security without walls: early Ming strategy and its collapse -- 6. Toward a new strategy: the Ordos crisis and the first walls -- 7. Politics and military policy at the turn of the sixteenth century -- 8. The second debate over the Ordos -- 9. The heyday of wall-building -- Part III. The Significance of Wall-Building: 10. The Great Wall and foreign policy: the problem of compromise -- 11. The Wall acquires new meanings -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chinese and Japanese materials -- Western materials -- Glossary -- Index
Summary A scholarly study of the Great Wall of China; draws both on primary sources and on the latest archaeology
Analysis Antiquities
Northern China Fortifications: Great Wall of China, ancient period
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-278) and index
Subject Great Wall of China (China)
China -- History.
LC no. 88032689
ISBN 052136518X