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Author Clark, Hugh R., author.

Title A narrative of cultural encounter in Southern China : Wu Xing fights the Jiao / Hugh R. Clark
Published London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Anthem Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Anthem Impact
Anthem Impact
Contents <P>Relevant Dynastic Timeline; Preface; 1. Introduction to a Problem; 2. The Story; 3. Some Background; 4. The Sinitic Encounter and Wu Xing; 5. The Song Consolidation and Sinitic Accommodation; 6. The Ecological and Environmental Consequences; 7. Conclusions; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index</p>
Summary "Late in the 8th century, under the Tang dynasty, a local magnate led a land reclamation project on the Fujian coast that is emblematic of the encounter between the Sinitic culture of the Yellow River basin in northern China and the local cultures of the south. Later accounts say the drainage canals were undercut by a jiao, a mythological dragon-like beast that was a stand-in for the crocodiles that once inhabited the south China coast. The book uses this incident to explore the interaction between the indigenous pre-Sinitic people and culture of the Fujian coast with the Sinitic immigrants who arrived in growing numbers through the 8th century and after"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 26, 2022)
Subject HISTORY / Asia / China
Tang Dynasty (China)
SUBJECT Fujian Sheng (China) -- History
China -- History -- Tang dynasty, 618-907.
Subject China
China -- Fujian Sheng
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781839984150