By Paul Wheatley, 'A Preliminary Enquiry into the Origins and Character of the Ancient Chinese City', First Edition 1971. The book is an attempt to elucidate the manner in which there emerged, on one part of the North China Plain, during the 2nd millennium BC, hierarchically structured, functionally specialised social institutions organised on a political and territorial basis, and to describe the way in which they were diffused through much of of the rest of North and Central China.
Hardback, gold coloured cloth boards have little wear, but for small indentation in title on spine. Interior is sound and in good condition. Dust jacket is grubby and worn, with a number of tears at edges. Described overall as fair.