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H 290 x W 205 mm

152 pages

77 figures, 6 tables (31 plates in colour)

Published Jan 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789690545

Digital: 9781789690552

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China; Archaeology; Zhou Period; Cultural Interactions; Bronze Ritual Vessels

Cultural Interactions during the Zhou period (c. 1000-350 BC)

A study of networks from the Suizao corridor

By Beichen Chen

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This volume concerns the cultural interactions during the Zhou period of China (c.a. 1000-350 BCE) between the Suizao corridor (near the present-day Yangtze River region) and its contemporaries within or outside the Zhou realm. It mainly, but not exclusively, concentrates on bronze ritual vessels from the Suizao corridor.



Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Yejiashan Period; Chapter Three: Post-Ritual Reform Period; Chapter Four: Marquis Yi’s Period; Chapter Five: Conclusion; Bibliography

About the Author

BEICHEN CHEN is a lecturer at Capital Normal University, Beijing. He graduated from Merton College, University of Oxford in 2017 with a Doctor of Philosophy in Archaeology, supervised by Professor Dame Jessica Rawson, and Professor Mark Pollard. His academic interest lies in the study of China’s bronze ritual vessels from the second to the first millennium BCE, including change of ritual performance, trade and exchange network, and development of casting technology. He is also working on digital methods and practices in Archaeology, Museology, and Cultural Heritage.