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Conquer and Govern: Early Chinese Military Texts from the Yi Zhou shu

Robin McNeal

Abstract

China's Warring States era (c. fifth–third centuries BCE) was the setting for an explosion of textual production, and one of the most sophisticated and enduring genres of writing from this period was the military text. Social and political changes were driven in large part by the increasing scope and scale of warfare, and some of the best minds of the day devoted their attention to the systematic analysis of all factors involved in waging war. This book makes available a corpus of military texts from a long-neglected Warring States compendium of historical, political, military, and ritual writ ... More

Keywords: classical China, Warring States era, military text, warfare, Yi Zhou shu, military conquest, civilian government, coercive power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831202
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831202.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin McNeal, author
Cornell University

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