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The Construction of Space in Early China

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This book examines the formation of the Chinese empire through its reorganization and reinterpretation of its basic spatial units: the human body, the household, the city, the region, and the world. The central theme of the book is the way all these forms of ordered space were reshaped by the project of unification and how, at the same time, that unification was constrained and limited by the necessary survival of the units on which it was based. Consequently, as Mark Edward Lewis shows, each level of spatial organization ...

The Construction of Space in Early China 2006, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9780791466087

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The Construction of Space in Early China 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791466070

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