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The making of the Tuoba Northern Wei: constructing material cultural expressions in the Northern Wei Pingcheng Period (398-494 CE)

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The Tuoba’s success in the making of the Northern Wei as a conquest dynasty in fifth century northern China will be argued in this thesis as a result of their ability to cross between the traditions and practices of the Chinese sphere and those of the Eurasian steppe, through the construction of a "dual presence" in the Pingcheng period (398-494 CE). A negotiation of material culture in this formative phase of state-building allowed for new notions of kingship, dynastic identity, and represen...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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