War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900-1795
By (author) Peter Lorge
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War, Politics and Society in Early Modern China, 900-1795 by Peter Lorge
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive survey of Chinese military history is the only book in English to span the significant years from 900 - 1795. Peter Lorge questions current theories on China's relationship to war, and argues that war was the most important tool used by the Chinese in building and maintaining their empire. Emphasizing the relationship between the military and politics, chapters are organised around specific military events and, Lorge argues, the strength of territorial claims and political impact of each dynasty were determined by their military capacity. Ideal as a course adoption text for Asian military studies, this is also valuable for students of Chinese studies, military studies and Chinese history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415316903
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A comprehensive survey of Chinese military history, in English, spanning the significant years from 900-1795. Emphasizing the relationship between the military and politics, the chapters here are organised around specific military events. The book is useful as a course adoption text for Asian military studies.
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Author Biography - Peter Lorge
Peter Lorge is Senior Lecturer in Chinese History and Film at Vanderbilt University.
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