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Liang Jieming

Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechnical Artillery & Siege Weapons of Antiquity

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Liang Jieming

Just finished a massive update of the articles with a few new articles added based on new information.

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Jim

I thought this was great Jieming. Well done. I've posted it to a community link site I belong to to share there too.

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in_lab

That's really interesting Jieming. Do you have any plans to make a functional, full-scale recreation of any of the weapons? If you did, then you could add some field-testing photos. If you don't decide to do that, that's still a great piece of work.

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Liang Jieming

Hehe thanks guys. Hopefully I'll get a simplified chinese version of the site up soon. Trying to finish up the English version first though.

Full sized version? Hmmm... I did consider it but never seriously. It's too difficult to do anything out of the ordinary here in Singapore. Will need tons of permits, from the Police to National Parks Board. hahaha

Maybe. I'd love to try building a full scaled version.

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roddy

Very impressive work.

I reckon, if you build it FIRST, and then ask about the permits, they'll be too scared to argue . . .

Roddy

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Liang Jieming

Ok, did a final update before I leave on my holiday. Was rushing because I promised my cousin in London a copy of my latest draft. I've more or less grouped all the components that will go into the book as chapters, and posted what I've could in terms of images and text until I can follow up with proper articles and writings to fill these chapters.

Hope you like it. ;) It'll be the last update in awhile until I return.

Cheers,

Jieming

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Liang Jieming

I'm back. I've posted new updates on info gathered while in Europe, especially from the British Museum.

Some of the areas updated and expanded include the Assyrian Wall Reliefs, South Asian Catapults and pre-columbian American catapults.

Cheers,

Jieming

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Himmelheaven

I think this is great. I am interested in researching the ancient military affairs. Your works are very valuable ^^ Well Done :D

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Liang Jieming

You're welcome! I just did a massive update filling in much of the missing information on landmines, watermines, the Japanese Oyumi, and updating much of the other chapters.

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Himmelheaven

I haven't been to ur website for a while because of busy studying - -... I know a lot of things about ancient strategics, armies and weapons. Unfortunately, my English writing is not good enough to express all of them D: You can read and write Chinese, can't u? Maybe we can discuss some interesting points between Chinese and western war history? My MSN Himmel_Among@hotmail.com. I am looking forward to hearing from u :mrgreen:

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Liang Jieming

"Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechanical Artillery & Siege Weapons of Antiquity - An Illustrated History"

First Edition (Limited Print)

Vol/Issue no.: 160p

ISBN 981-05-5380-3

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Liang Jieming

Available via mailorder from Singapore by 20th August 2006. Contact me for details.

Scheduled availability in the US by mid-October 2006.

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Liang Jieming

The books are now available/sold at the following locations;

Singapore

- Caesars & Renaissance Empire, Suntec City (in-stock now)

http://www.caesars.com.sg

- San Bookshop (in-stock now)

- Kinokuniya (in-stock now)

- Borders (in-stock now)

USA

- RLT Publishing, 1731 S. San Marcos, San Antonio TX (in-stock now)

http://www.rlt.com/publishing

UK

- Caliver Books, 818 London Rd, Leigh-on-sea, Essex (in-stock now)

http://www.caliverbooks.com

Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk

Direct mailorder from Singapore

Contact me for details.

USD$29.99 + S/H (+ optional registration)

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Quest

Congrats, Liang Jieming, nice work!

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Liang Jieming

Those in the US or in the UK, please try and catch the recently aired documentary "Ancient Discoveries: Chinese Warfare". They've featured Chinese siege weapons and used some of my sketches in the programme.

Jieming

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