Churchman, Catherine, 1975-

The people between the rivers : the rise and fall of a bronze drum culture, 200-750 CE / Catherine Churchman. - Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2016. - xvii, 247 p. : maps. - Asia/Pacific/perspectives . - Asia/Pacific/Perspectives .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A note on transcription and referencing systems -- Chinese dynasties -- Introduction -- Digging up drums -- The Two Rivers and the lands between : a geographical outline -- Why are the Li and Lao? : the shifting meanings of ethnonyms -- "Masters of their small domains" : local and imported traditions of leadership -- "To overawe the Li and Lao" : attempts at military conquest -- Gold, silver, snakes, and slaves : highland-lowland trade relations -- Last of the bronze drum chiefs : the rise and fall of the great families.

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Indigenous peoples -- China -- Pearl River Region -- History -- To 1500.
Indigenous peoples -- Red River Region (China and Vietnam) -- History -- To 1500.
Bronze drum -- China -- Pearl River Region -- History -- To 1500.
Bronze drum -- China -- Red River Region (China and Vietnam) -- History -- To 1500.
Social archaeology -- China -- Pearl River Region.
Social archaeology -- Red River Region (China and Vietnam)


Pearl River Region (China) -- Antiquities.
Red River Region (China and Vietnam) -- Antiquities.
Pearl River Region (China) -- Social life and customs.
Red River Region (China and Vietnam) -- Social life and customs.

DS793.P437 / C48 2016

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