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The Great Wall and Conceptualizations of the Border Under the Northern Song

@article{Tackett2008TheGW,
  title={The Great Wall and Conceptualizations of the Border Under the Northern Song},
  author={Nicolas Tackett},
  journal={Journal of Song-Yuan Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={38},
  pages={138 - 99}
}
Since the publication of the seminal work of Arthur Waldron, it has been widely assumed that the location of the Great Wall of China was not fixed over time, that the Wall as it exists today is a Ming dynasty construction situated far to the south of the original wall of the Qin dynasty. Moreover, according to Waldron,it was not until relatively recently that the Great Wall came to represent a timeless cultural and ecological border between China and the "barbarians" to the north. In his view… Expand
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