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By Erica Fox Brindley

during this cutting edge examine, Erica Brindley examines how, throughout the interval four hundred BCE–50 CE, chinese language states and an embryonic chinese language empire interacted with peoples often called the Yue/Viet alongside its southern frontier. Brindley offers an summary of present theories in archaeology and linguistics in regards to the peoples of the traditional southern frontier of China, the nearest relatives at the mainland to yes later Southeast Asian and Polynesian peoples. via research of warring states and early Han textual resources, she indicates how representations of chinese language and Yue identification perpetually fed upon, and sometimes grew out of, a two-way technique of centering the self whereas de-centering the opposite. studying rebellions, pivotal ruling figures from a variety of Yue states, and key moments of Yue employer, Brindley demonstrates the complexities interested in identification formation and cultural hybridization within the historic international and highlights the ancestry of cultures now linked to southern China and Vietnam.

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