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State-induced migration and the creation of state spaces in early Chinese empires: perspectives from history and archaeology

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In ancient China, as elsewhere, states did not simply occupy a given territory but actively engaged in the production of space by transforming landscapes, moving populations, and enacting territorial hierarchies, thus creating “state spaces”, to borrow a term coined by James C. Scott. In the case of the early Chinese empires of Qin (221–207 BCE) and Han (202 BCE – 220 CE), state-induced migration and settlement were key instruments of military control, administrative incorporation, economic i...

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10.1017/jch.2020.45

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5052-1504
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Chinese History More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
203 - 225
Publication date:
2020-12-11
Acceptance date:
2020-10-10
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EISSN:
2059-1640
ISSN:
2059-1632
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1137827
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pubs:1137827
Deposit date:
2020-10-15

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