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Author Sage, Steven F., 1947-

Title Ancient Sichuan and the unification of China / Steven F. Sage.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1992]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  951.38 SAGE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 320 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in Chinese local studies.
SUNY series in Chinese local studies.
Notes Cover title also in Chinese characters, romanized: Ku tai Pa-shu yü Chung-kuo chih tʻung i.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [275]-310) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Shu. Archaic Shu in Chinese Myths. Pre- and Protohistoric Shu. The Name Shu. Shu in Oracle Bone Inscriptions. The Shu Enter History. Shu in Transition -- 3. Ba and the Ba-Shu Culture. Eastern Sichuan in Prehistory. Ba Origins. Ba Culture. Chu in Sichuan. The Ba-Shu Culture. Sichuan on the Eve of Qin Conquest -- 4. Enter Qin. The Balance of Power, Middle Fourth Century B.C. Qin, Loyal Vassal of Zhou. The Qin Metamorphosis. The Kingdom of Qin. Qin Turns South. The Qin Conquest of Sichuan -- 5. Sichuan's Century under Qin. Qin Neutralizes Chu. The Pacification of Shu. The Transformation of Shu. Qin Power in Ba. The Defeat of Chu. Sichuan in the Qin Empire -- 6. Han Sichuan. Sichuan and the Restoration of China. Ba and Shu Under the Han. The Sichuan Cornucopia. Sima Xiangru and the Limits of Han Sichuan -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix: In What Year Did Qin Conquer Sichuan?
Summary Recent archaeological finds in China have made possible a reconstruction of the ancient history of Sichauan, the country's most populous province. Excavated artifacts and newly recovered texts can now supplement traditional textual materials. Combing these materials, Sage shows how Sichauan matured from peripheral obscurity to attain central importance in the formation of the Chinese empire during the first millennium B.C.
Subject Sichuan Sheng (China) -- History.
China -- History -- To 221 B.C.
China -- History -- Qin dynasty, 221-207 B.C.
Other title Ku tai Pa-shu yü Chung-kuo chih tʻung i.
ISBN 0791410382 (paperback: alk. paper)
0791410374 (CH : alk. paper)