Art, Myth, and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China

Art, Myth, and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China

By: K. C. Chang

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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.

Title: Art, Myth, and Ritual: The Path to Political Authority in Ancient China

Author Name: K. C. Chang

Categories: Asia,

Publisher: Harvard University Press: October 1983

ISBN Number: 0674048083

ISBN Number 13: 9780674048089

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

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