"Weapons in Ancient China" by Yang Hong. Hardcover. Like new with very minor wear to cover edges.
A MUST-HAVE important reference book on ancient China militaria. This book provides a history of the development of the ancient weapons of China on the basis of a large number of ancient weapons unearthed during the past three decades of archaeological excavation work. It is divided into four parts: weapons in the Stone Age, weapons in the Bronze Age, weapons in the Iron Age, and the invention of the gunpowder and the emergence of firearms.
The book is profusely illustrated with 57 colored and more than 300 black and white photographs and over 100 drawings and sketches. Many of the photographs are of weapons newly unearthed and published for the first time! All of them are not only very useful for the study of the ancient history, the ancient sciences and technology, and the ancient military affairs of China, but also helpful to the authors and artists working on ancient Chinese themes.
The book is written by Yang Hong of the Institute of Archaeology,Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
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