New PDF release: Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang,

By Victor Cunrui Xiong

ISBN-10: 1138543322

ISBN-13: 9781138543324

ISBN-10: 1138648140

ISBN-13: 9781138648142

Luoyang, positioned in present-day Henan province, was once one of many nice city centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured web site for dynastic capitals for nearly millennia. This ebook, the 1st in any Western language at the topic, strains the increase and fall of the six assorted capital towns within the sector which served 11 assorted dynasties from the Western Zhou dynasty, while the 1st capital urban made its visual appeal in Luoyang, to the nice Tang dynasty, whilst Luoyang skilled a golden age. It examines the political histories of those towns, explores continuity and alter in city shape with a selected specialise in urban layouts and landmark constructions, and discusses the jobs of religions, specially Buddhism, and illustrious urban citizens. total the publication offers an obtainable survey of a wide sweep of premodern chinese language city history.

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