The Ba-shu Cultural Imagination in Ancient China

Project Details


In this project, I am going to use regional culture of ancient Sichuan (Bashu) and environs to elaborates on previous interpretations of cultural change and to highlight the negotiation of identity between metropolitan and local agents. Metropolitan and local identities of early imperial and medieval China were fluid, changed over time, and mutually constitutive. But how exactly were these identities created and constituted and what factors were involved during the seven-hundred-year period of contact? This study deploys an interdisciplinary approach to address this question and to produce a critical synthesis based on the methods of narrative research and history
Effective start/end date1/10/2030/09/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Regional culture
  • Bashu culture
  • metropolitan identity
  • local identity
  • intellectual culture
  • Huayang guo zhi
  • Southwest barbarian


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