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The Origins of the Chinese Nation—Song China and the Forging of an East Asian World Order By Nicolas Tackett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xx + 328 pp., 2 appendixes and index, £25.99 (ppb).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 April 2019

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