Innovation Transfer during the Warring States Period: Considering the Importance of Early China’s Relationship with the Steppes

  title={Innovation Transfer during the Warring States Period: Considering the Importance of Early China’s Relationship with the Steppes},
  author={Christine M. Havli{\vc}ek},
  journal={Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies},
  pages={103 - 128}
Abstract This paper focuses on the contact between pre-imperial China and the peoples living on the steppes in her vicinity. For all the obscurity that had been shrouding the steppe inhabitants throughout centuries of historical scholarship, archaeological discoveries during the past century attest to their highly developed culture and economy and, what is more, make obvious that they had been entertaining close relations with the Chinese from as early as the second millennium BCE. Following a… 



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