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This volume explores the relationship between culture and the military in Chinese society from early China to the Qing empire, with contributions by eminent scholars aiming to reexamine the relationship between military matters and law, government, historiography, art, philosophy, literature, and politics.

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Paperback, 456 pages
Published March 4th 2011 by Harvard University Press
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Bryn Hammond
Perhaps a companion to Di Cosmo's edited Warfare in Inner Asian History. This too is aspects and specific instances of the culture of war -- in China this time. Fascinating essays. Law and the Military, on punitive war; Martial Prognostication, on superstitions; Tang (mis)Representations of Battle, written for court consumption; and a brilliant one on psychology of war in the Song Dynasty (known for its civilian ethos) by Don J. Wyatt, with three portraits of real but not-so-famous men, to explo ...more
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