Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900
Shortly after 300 AD, barbarian invaders from Inner Asia toppled China's Western Jin dynasty, leaving the country divided and at war for several centuries. Despite this, the empire gradually formed a unified imperial order. Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 explores the military strategies, institutions and wars that reconstructed the Chinese empire that has survived into modern times.
Drawing on classical Chinese sources and the best modern scholarship from China and Japan, David A. Graff connects military affairs with political and social developments to show how China's history was shaped by war.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Good study of warfare in a period when China first went through major internal strife, then expanded into Central Asia, then lapsed into civil strife again. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Shrike58 - LibraryThing
Even though this book is part of a series of introductory surveys on the military history of assorted periods and cultures, Graff still manages to provide as much detail as anyone but a hardened ... Read full review