In 1577, during a great court debate over the formulation of china's policy toward its nomadic neighbors, the Ming scholar-official Feng Feng-shih observed: "When there are markets and tribute, there is no war." For two millennia, tension between nomad and chinese along China's northern frontier threatened to erupt into war, and for two millennia, the essential element determining whether peace or war existed was trade. This fascinating book tells the story of the centuries-long confrontation along the Great Wall of China.
Preface Introduction Chapter I. Trade or Raid Chapter II. Peace or War Chapter III. Frontier Markets Chapter IV. Tribute and Bestowals Chapter V. Intermarriage Chapter VI. Conflict or Calm Notes Bibliography Glossary Index
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 22nd November 1989
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.66