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Peace, War, and Trade Along the Great Wall: Nomadic-Chinese Interaction through Two Millenia

 
 
 
 
Peace, War, and Trade Along the Great Wall: Nomadic-Chinese Interaction through Two Millenia
Author: Sechin Jagchid - Van Jay Symons
ISBN 13: 9780253331878
ISBN 10: 253331870
Edition: 1ST
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1989-11-22
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
List Price: $59.95
 
 

In 1577, during a great court debate over the formulation of china's policy toward its nomadic neighbors, the Ming scholar-official Feng Feng-shih observed: "When there are markets and tribute, there is no war." For two millennia, tension between nomad and chinese along China's northern frontier threatened to erupt into war, and for two millennia, the essential element determining whether peace or war existed was trade. This fascinating book tells the story of the centuries-long confrontation along the Great Wall of China.

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Based on a Chinese publication of 1972, Peace, war, and trade relationships between the northern Asian nomadic people and the agricultural Chinese. The translation is a condensed version, with greater focus, and with consideration of similar studies completed in the West. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)