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Art and Archaeology of the Erligang Civilization
Edited by Kyle Steinke with Dora C. Y. Ching

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Contributors 7
Foreword and Acknowledgments 9
Preface 11
INTRODUCTION
1. Erligang Bronzes and the Discovery of the Erligang Culture 19
Robert Bagley
2. Erligang: A Perspective from Panlongcheng
Zhang Changping 51
DEFINING THE ERLIGANG CIVILIZATION
3. China's First Empire? Interpreting the Material Record of the Erligang Expansion 67
Wang Haicheng
4. Civilizations and Empires: A Perspective on Erligang from Early Egypt 99
John Baines
5. Erligang: A Tale of Two "Civilizations" 121
Roderick Campbell
6. The Politics of Maps, Pottery, and Archaeology: Hidden Assumptions in Chinese Bronze Age Archaeology 137
Yung-ti Li
ERLIGANG AND THE SOUTH
7. Erligang and the Southern Bronze Industries 151
Kyle Steinke
8. Erligang Contacts South of the Yangzi River: The Expansion of Interaction Networks in Early Bronze Age Hunan 173
Robin McNeal
PARTING THOUGHTS
9. Bronzes and the History of Chinese Art 191
Maggie Bickford
References 213
Index 226
Image Credits 235

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