Ancient Sichuan and the Unification of China by Steven F. Sage

By Steven F. Sage

Fresh archaeological unearths in China have made attainable a reconstruction of the traditional background of Sichuan, the country's such a lot populous province. Excavated artifacts and new recovered texts now complement conventional textual fabrics. jointly, those info exhibit how Sichuan matured from peripheral obscurity to achieve principal value within the chinese language empire in the course of the first millennium B.C.

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Just a < previous page page_36 next page > If you like this book, buy it! html[1/18/2011 6:16:09 PM] page_37 < previous page page_37 next page > Page 37 few score meters from the Shang period remains at Sanxingdui is the related site known as Yueliangwan on the former Zhongxing commune, which includes material later than that of Sanxingdui proper. Technical progress is evident. Whereas the lower level pottery at Yueliangwan is hand-modeled slipware, overlying strata contemporary with the late Shang or early Zhou period have yielded mainly wheel thrown examples made of a coarse-textured clay.

6, 1985, p. 72) element, but rather the prominent stylized "eye" at the top of the character. '' 60 The ocular peculiarity is ascribed yet again to Chancing, the earliest Shu king, in Hua yang guo zhi, ch. 62 That region also is associated with the pastoral Qiang people. 63 Some old stone coffin burials have indeed been found in northwestern Sichuan and folklore as well as a few toponyms there are said to preserve allusions to Chancing. 66 So satisfying archaeological confirmation of the Chancing story in Hua yang guo zhi has not been forthcoming.

63 Some old stone coffin burials have indeed been found in northwestern Sichuan and folklore as well as a few toponyms there are said to preserve allusions to Chancing. 66 So satisfying archaeological confirmation of the Chancing story in Hua yang guo zhi has not been forthcoming. Any connection of the < previous page page_30 next page > If you like this book, buy it! html[1/18/2011 6:16:06 PM] page_31 < previous page page_31 next page > Page 31 eye element in the shu character to Chancing must stand on its own merits as philological speculation.

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