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By Nicola Di Cosmo

ISBN-10: 0521543827

ISBN-13: 9780521543828

ISBN-10: 0521770645

ISBN-13: 9780521770644

family among internal Asian nomads and chinese language are a continual subject all through chinese language background. by way of investigating the formation of nomadic cultures, through reading the evolution of styles of interplay alongside China's frontiers, and by way of exploring how this interplay used to be recorded in historiography, this seems on the origins of the cultural and political tensions among those civilizations throughout the first millennium BC. the most objective of the publication is to research ethnic, cultural, and political frontiers among nomads and chinese language within the old contexts that resulted in their formation, and to examine cultural perceptions of 'others' as a functionality of an analogous old technique. in keeping with either archaeological and textual assets, this 2002 booklet additionally introduces a brand new methodological method of chinese language frontier background, which mixes broad actual info with a cautious scrutiny of the causes, tools, and normal perception of historical past that expert the chinese language historian Ssu-ma Ch'ien.

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