CMHS Suggested Readings

Ancient China (to 221 BC)

Mark Edward Lewis, Sanctioned Violence in Early China (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990), examines the transition from the aristocratic chariot warfare of the "Spring and Autumn" period to the mass infantry armies of the "Warring States." Translations of early accounts of Spring and Autumn battles can be found in Burton Watson, trans., The Tso Chuan: Selections from China's Oldest Narrative History (New York: Columbia University Press, 1989). An article by Edward Shaughnessy touching on the role of the chariot in early Chinese warfare can be found in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 48.1 (June 1988), 189-237.



CMHS Suggested Readings