China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossing and Inter-Regional Connections

By: Dorothy C. Wong & Gustav Heldt (Eds)

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This volume examine China’s contacts with neighbouring cultures in Central South, Southeast, and Northeast Asia, as well as contacts among those cultures from the beginning of the Common Era to the tenth century and beyond. During this period, trans-regional and cross-cultural exchange were fostered by both peaceful and aggressive activities and movements of peoples across Eurasia along land and maritime routes. Such movements played an important role in world history in the mediaeval period and yet many aspects of cultural exchanges across Eurasia remain understudied. The lack of knowledge is particularly evident in treatments of Chinese history between the Han and Tang empires. Examining relation with neighbouring with neighbouring cultures during this period calls into question notions of china as a monolithic cultural entity. Grouped under the four headings of ‘Networks of Exchange’ Silk Road Crossings. Textual centers and Peripheries, and Buddhist Art and Iconography, the twenty-one chapters in this volume reveal transmissions, transgressions, syntheses, accommodations, and transformations that occurred when peoples and cultures came into contact with one another. Printed Pages: 440

Title: China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossing and Inter-Regional Connections

Author Name: Dorothy C. Wong & Gustav Heldt (Eds)

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789350980569

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: China and Beyond in the Mediaeval Period: Cultural Crossing and Inter-Regional Connections Dorothy C. Wong & Gustav Heldt (Eds)