"A solid entry in the field of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms studies ... an admirably straightforward and unadorned narrative of Wang Jian’s rise and the creation of the Former Shu state ... this book is a good place to start thinking about the rest of China during the Five Dynasties period." - Journal of Asian Studies
Power and Politics in Tenth-Century China: The Former Shu Regime by Hongjie Wang
This book sheds much light on the complicated national politics and intricate interstate relations of the divided tenth-century China. It examines how Wang Jian, a military governor of Tang, rose to power from obscurity in the chaotic late ninth century and founded an empire in what is today’s Sichuan province in the early tenth century.
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