Finished up the handful of secondary sources I wanted to look at about now. Only one was useful, and I've mentioned it. One other would have been useful; it was done well for its time. But I'd already looked at all her archaeological and written ancient sources and more, and her work is old enough that more archaeology and more translation has been done since then, so her conclusions were based on too few sources so would have just messed me up. Just started on my first Chinese source (translated, yes) for an ancient outsider's perspective.
Also feeling much more peaceful about the German question. I'm learning things I think the textbook should have already taught me, and things are making more sense. One of my graduate degrees is in education so it really really annoys me to have poor teachers!
Current time travel apparatus location: New Delhi, India