An exploration of the military defense system of the Ming Great Wall in Qinghai Province from the perspective of castle-based military settlements

  title={An exploration of the military defense system of the Ming Great Wall in Qinghai Province from the perspective of castle-based military settlements},
  author={Yumin Du and Wenwu Chen and Kai Cui and Zhiqian Guo and Guopeng Wu and Xiaofeng Ren},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
The Ming Great Wall distributed in Qinghai Province is a significant part of the Great Wall, which is the most world-renowned heritage site in China. However, compared to the Great Wall sections in other provinces, this section has not been systematically researched due to the later complete investigation and not enough attention paid from the public. It is of importance to study the Ming Great Wall Military Defense System (M-GWMDS), as it is the premise and foundation for further systematic… Expand
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