This book is one of the first to systematically explore cultural interactions between the Northern Zone of China and the Eurasian
Steppe, with a focus on the formation process of the Xiongnu Confederation and the Silk Road. Combining partition and staging
analyses, the authors adopt a broad perspective, viewing the Northern Zone as part of the Eurasian Steppe and combining history
with culture by investigating the spread of bronze artifacts. In addition, with more than three hundred figures and color
photographs, it offers readers a uniquely grand panorama of two thousand years of cultural interactions between the Northern
Zone of China and the Eurasian Steppe.