Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages
In contrast to the economic and cultural dominance by the south and the east coast over the past several centuries, influence in China in the early Middle Ages was centered in the north and featured a significantly multicultural society. Many events that were profoundly formative for the future of East Asian civilization occurred during this period, although much of this multiculturalism has long been obscured due to the Confucian monopoly of written records. Multicultural China in the Early Middle Ages endeavors to expose a number of long-hidden non-Sinitic characteristics and manifestations of heritage, some lasting to this very day.
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Many of the allegedly "astonishing discoveries" in this book --that the Chinese unicorn is very unlike the western one, that the Tang Dynasty had strong barbarian connections, etc. are hardly new ... Read full review
Great book for history lovers!
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