Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Landscape and Power in Early China
The Crisis and Fall of the Western Zhou 1045–771 BC

$54.99 (C)

  • Author: Li Feng, Columbia University, New York
  • Date Published: January 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521108119

$ 54.99 (C)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an examination copy?

This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • The Bronze Age state of the Western Zhou represented a ground-breaking period in Chinese culture and civilization. This book addresses the complex relationship between geography and political power within the context of the crisis and fall of that state between 1045SH771 B.C. Drawing on the latest archaeological discoveries, the book shows how inscribed bronze vessels can be used to reveal changes in the political space of the period, and explores literary and geographical evidence to produce a coherent understanding of the Bronze Age past.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521108119
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus. 19 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Foundation of the Western Zhou state: constructing the political space
    2. Disorder and decline: the political crisis of the Western Zhou state
    3. Enemies at the gate: the war against the Xianyun and the north-western frontier
    4. The fall of the Western Zhou: partisan struggle and spatial collapse
    5. The eastward migration: reconfiguring the Western Zhou state
    6. The legacy of the Western Zhou
    Appendices 1-3

  • Author

    Li Feng, Columbia University, New York
    Feng Li is Assistant Professor of Early Chinese Cultural History at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University. He has undertaken extensive fieldwork on Bronze Age sites and is the author of numerous research articles on the Bronze Age.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.