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The Making of the Chinese State: Ethnicity and Expansion on the Ming Borderlands

Leo K. Shin - History - 2006 - 246 pages
In this well-crafted 2006 study of the relationships between the state and its borderlands, Leo Shin traces the roots of China's modern ethnic configurations to the Ming ...
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Firearms: A Global History to 1700

Kenneth Warren Chase - History - 2003 - 290 pages
This book asks why Europeans perfected firearms when the Chinese had invented them by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world.
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The Legitimation of New Orders: Case Studies in World History

History - 2007 - 243 pages
The contributors to this collection offer seven case studies that treat different aspects of political and ritual legitimation in China and Europe over the past two millennia ...
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