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States and wars: China’s long march towards unity and its consequences, 221 BC – 1911 AD

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We examine the long-term pattern of state formation and the mythical historical Chinese unity under one single political regime based on the compilation of a large geocoded annual data series of political regimes and incidences of warfare between 221 BC and 1911 AD. By classifying our data sets into two types of regimes - agrarian and nomadic – and three types of warfare– agrarian/nomadic, agrarian/agrarian and internal rebellions – and applying an Autoregressive Distribu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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University of Oxford Publisher's website
Series:
Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Publication date:
2022-08-30
Paper number:
199
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1276398
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pubs:1276398
Deposit date:
2022-08-30

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