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Battlefronts Real and Imagined: War, Border, and Identity in the Chinese Middle Period (The New Middle Ages)

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This collection examines the cultural and intellectual dimensions of war and its resolution between Han Chinese and the various ethnically dissimilar peoples surrounding them during the crucial “middle period” of Chinese history.
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Hardcover, 324 pages
Published April 15th 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Bryn Hammond
Great little book, “essentially a collection of highly illustrative case studies” around the subtitle themes: war, borders, identity. How these interact or “interlock”, to continue that quote from the introduction.

For example, from several 11th century essays, those on the Khitan Liao’s and the Tangut Xia’s wars with Song China make plain that “political recognition” was the main war aim of these independent states. ‘The Great Ditch of China’ by Peter Lorge looks in detail at how a century’s pea
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