Ancient Chinese Warfare

Editor/Author Sawyer, Ralph D.
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Basic Books

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-46-502145-1
Category: History - History, Ancient
Image Count: 17
Book Status: Available
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In Ancient Chinese Warfare, a preeminent expert on Chinese military history uses recently recovered documents and archaeological findings to construct a comprehensive guide to the developing technologies, strategies, and logistics of ancient Chinese militarism. The result is a definitive look at the tools and methods that won wars and shaped culture in ancient China.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • PREFACE
  • A NOTE ON PRONUNCIATION
  • Chapter 1. - PRELIMINARY ORIENTATIONS AND LEGENDARY CONFLICTS
  • Chapter 2. - ANCIENT FORTIFICATIONS, I
  • Chapter 3. - ANCIENT FORTIFICATIONS, II
  • Chapter 4. - THE HSIA
  • Chapter 5. - WARFARE IN THE HSIA
  • Chapter 6. - THE SHANG DYNASTY
  • Chapter 7. - SHANG CAPITALS, CITADELS, AND FORTIFICATIONS
  • Chapter 8. - CHAOS, CONTRACTION, AND RESURGENCE
  • Chapter 9. - KING WU TING, I
  • Chapter 10. - KING WU TING, II
  • Chapter 11. - THE LAST REIGNS
  • Chapter 12. - THE SHANG MARTIAL EDIFICE
  • Chapter 13. - TROOPS, INTELLIGENCE, AND TACTICS
  • Chapter 14. - METALLURGICAL EVOLUTION IN CHINA
  • Chapter 15. - EARLY WEAPONS AND THE AXE
  • Chapter 16. - KNIVES, DAGGERS, AND SWORDS
  • Chapter 17. - THE KO OR DAGGER-AXE
  • Chapter 18. - SPEARS AND ARMOR
  • Chapter 19. - ANCIENT ARCHERY
  • Chapter 20. - THE CHARIOT IN CHINA
  • Chapter 21. - THE HORSE IN CHINA
  • Chapter 22. - THE CHARIOT IN BATTLE
  • Chapter 23. - CHARIOT LIMITATIONS AND DIFFICULTIES
  • Chapter 24. - ANCIENT LOGISTICS
  • Chapter 25. - MUSINGS AND IMPONDERABLES
  • NOTES
  • INTEGRATED BIBLIOGRAPHY