Chapter 2. Making War and Making Peace in Early China

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub
  1. Robin D. S. Yates

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774083.ch2

War and Peace in the Ancient World

War and Peace in the Ancient World

How to Cite

Yates, R. D. S. (2008) Making War and Making Peace in Early China, in War and Peace in the Ancient World (ed K. A. Raaflaub), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774083.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145251

Online ISBN: 9780470774083

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Keywords:

  • war;
  • peace;
  • china;
  • eastern zhou dynasty;
  • bronze age

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Three Systems of Making War and Making Peace

  • The Ritual System

  • The Exchange of Hostages and Marriage as Methods of Guaranteeing Peace

  • Ritual in Warfare

  • Reasons for Making War in Spring and Autumn Times

  • System of Covenants

  • War and Peace in the Warring States

  • Conclusion

  • Notes

  • References