Review of Su Tong’s Binu and the Great Wall

So many of the great monuments and physical achievements of East Asia have been built by the unrecorded and unrewarded labour of thousands or millions of workers. Workers were quite literally unrewarded in those states which employed corvée labour, in which men (sometimes women too but usually in different ways) were required, at spear point or similar, had to provide unpaid labour for some months every year.

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