The people between the rivers : the rise and fall of a bronze drum culture, 200-750 CE / Catherine Churchman.
By: Churchman, Catherine.Material type: BookCall no.: DS793.P437 C48 2016Series: Asia/Pacific/Perspectives: Publication: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c2016Description: xvii, 247 p. : maps.ISBN: 9781442258600; 1442258608.Subject(s): 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
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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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