Between two rivers : the Li and Lao chiefdoms from the Han to the T'ang
This thesis is an attempt to write a history of the non-Chinese peoples (known variously as Li and Lao) who lived in the country between the Red and Pearl River Deltas, over the period from the third to seventh centuries CE. More bronze drums dating from this era have been found in this region than anywhere else on earth, and yet, little research has been done into the history of the societies that produced them. That the drums were symbols of political authority and legitimacy among the Li...[Show more]
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