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China and the Steppe : reception and resistance

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The early dynasties of central China, the Shang (c.1500-1046 BC) and the Zhou (1046-771 BC), were continually pressured by many diverse groups on the borders, who in turn were in contact with the steppe. In consequence central Chinese societies took over bronze casting, chariots in warfare and iron from the steppe through the borderlands. These were, however, developed within central Chinese systems, with high levels of production, serving China’s ritual and state traditions. Materials, such ...

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10.15184/aqy.2016.276

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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China Academy of Art, Hangzhou More from this funder
Reed Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Antiquity Journal website
Volume:
91
Issue:
356
Pages:
375-388
Publication date:
2017-04-04
Acceptance date:
2016-06-23
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EISSN:
1745-1744
ISSN:
0003-598X
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631733
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pubs:631733
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uuid:691c29a2-a450-4fc3-b17c-dc9133d677eb
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pubs:631733
Deposit date:
2016-07-04

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