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Author Linduff, Katheryn M., author

Title Ancient China and its Eurasian neighbors : artifacts, identity and death in the frontier, 3000-700 BCE / Katheryn M. Linduff, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; Yan Sun, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania ; Wei Cao, Shaanxi Normal University, China ; Yuanqing Liu, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 278 pages) : illustrations
Contents Shaping the study of inner Asian artifacts and mental boundaries / Katheryn M. Linduff -- Technoscapes and the materialization of ideas in metal on the inner Asian frontier (c.3000-1500 BCE) / Katheryn M. Linduff -- Identity and artifacts on the north central and northeastern frontier during the period of state expansion in th elate second and the early first millennium BCE / Yan Sun -- The rise of states and the formation of group identities in the western regions of the inner Asian frontier (c.1500 to the eighth century BCE) / Wei Cao, and Yuanqing Liu, with Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun -- Final statements/conclusions and future challenges / Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun
Summary This volume examines the role of objects in the region north of early dynastic state centers, at the intersection of Ancient China and Eurasia, a large area that stretches from Xinjiang to the China Sea, from c.3000 BCE to the mid-eighth century BCE. This area was a frontier, an ambiguous space that lay at the margins of direct political control by the metropolitan states, where local and colonial ideas and practices were reconstructed transculturally. These identities were often merged and displayed in material culture. Types of objects, styles, and iconography were often hybrids or new to the region, as were the tomb assemblages in which they were deposited and found. Patrons commissioned objects that marked a symbolic vision of place and person and that could mobilize support, legitimize rule, and bind people together. Through close examination of key artifacts, this book untangles the considerable changes in political structure and cultural makeup of ancient Chinese states and their northern neighbors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- China.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Eurasia
Social archaeology -- Eurasia
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Social archaeology.
China -- Antiquities.
Eurasia -- Antiquities
Form Electronic book
Author Sun, Yan, 1970- author.
Cao, Wei, 1955- author.
Liu, Yuanqing, 1986- author.
ISBN 9781108314206