I've been reading about the Warring States Period in Li Feng's 'Early China', and I don't know if I missed a passage but I can't seem to figure out why the period was so violent.
I've been searching via Google but still I seem to be getting a lot of information on the dynamics of war, but not exactly why the wars happened in the first place. So a few questions about that:
- why was there so much conflict during the period, and what were the incentives that each state had for being at war
- is there a reason why the region couldn't have been peaceful during the period?