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Description - Art Myth and Ritual by Kwang-Chih Chang

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674048089
ISBN-10: 0674048083
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1988
Country of Publication: United States

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