© 2002

Leadership Strategies, Economic Activity, and Interregional Interaction

Social Complexity in Northeast China


Part of the Fundamental Issues in Archaeology book series (FIAR)

About this book


An attempt to render Chinese archaeology more accessible to Western readers through a detailed case study of approximately 16,000 years of cultural development in northeastern China. The author addresses prehistoric sociopolitical processes in the Dongbei region through an analysis of both his and other researchers' field data and demonstrates the potential contribution of conducting archaeological research into anthropology-related issues in China.


China Chinese archaeology Dongbei region Vor- und Frühgeschichte cultural development interregional interaction northeast China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Leadership Strategies, Economic Activity, and Interregional Interaction
  • Book Subtitle Social Complexity in Northeast China
  • Authors Gideon Shelach
  • Series Title Fundamental Issues in Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46090-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3314-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-306-47164-3
  • Series ISSN 1567-8040
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
    History, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


`The book is a model in methodology and organization, and it is an extremely important contribution to the accessible archaeological data on sites in China. Shelach should be congratulated for successfully conducting archaeological research as a foreigner in China...'
Antiquity, 74:285 (2000)
`Chinese specialists naturally welcome this work, which supplies important comparative material for students of complex societies. ...this book is a significant contribution to the archaeological study of complex societies in general, and it succeeds in stimulating a range of important questions in the study of Chinese complex societies in particular.'
Journal of Anthropological Research, 57 (2001)