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Art, Myth, and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China
by K. C. Chang
Harvard University Press, 1983
Cloth: 978-0-674-04808-9 | eISBN: 978-0-674-02940-8
Library of Congress Classification DS741.65.C53 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 931

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
A leading scholar in the United States on Chinese archaeology challenges long-standing conceptions of the rise of political authority in ancient China. Questioning Marx’s concept of an “Asiatic” mode of production, Wittfogel’s “hydraulic hypothesis,” and cultural-materialist theories on the importance of technology, K. C. Chang builds an impressive counterargument, one which ranges widely from recent archaeological discoveries to studies of mythology, ancient Chinese poetry, and the iconography of Shang food vessels.

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