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A History of Chinese Civilization - Charles Hartman

A History of Chinese Civilization

By: Jacques Gernet, Charles Hartman (Transcribed by), J.R. Foster (Transcribed by)

Paperback Published: 23rd September 1996
ISBN: 9780521497817
Number Of Pages: 780

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When published in 1982, this translation of Professor Jacques Gernet's masterly survey of the history and culture of China was immediately welcomed by critics and readers.

This revised and updated edition includes a detailed chronology that has been updated through 1993, a new bibliography, and an expanded index that includes Chinese characters.

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'Gernet has accomplished with skill and vision one of scholarship's most daunting tasks, the writing of a one-volume history of China.' The Times Higher Education Supplement '... the English version will serve readers in an English-speaking world with a text-book of unchallenged value. The translation is smooth and stylish.' Modern Asian Studies

List of plates
List of maps
List of tables
List of figures
TranslatorÆs preface
From the Archaic Monarchy to the Centralized State
The archaic monarchy
The age of the principalities
The formation of the centralized state
The heritage of antiquity
Rise, evolution, and decline of the first centralized state
The conquering empire
Causes and consequences of the expansion
The rise of the gentry and the crisis in political institutions
The civilization of the Han age
The Middle Ages
Barbarians and aristocrats
Medieval civilization
From the Middle Ages to Modern Times
The aristocratic empire
The transition to the Mandarin empire
From the opening-up to the world to the return to the sources of the classical tradition
The Chinese æRenaissanceÆ
The new world
The civilization of the Chinese ærenaissanceÆ
From the Sinicized Empires to the Mongol Occupation
The sinicized empires
The Mongol invasion and occupation
The Reign of the Autocrats and Eunuchs
Reconstruction and expansion
Political, social, and economic changes
The beginnings of modern China and the crisis of the end of the Ming dynasty
Intellectual life in the Ming age
Authoritarian Paternalism
The conquest and the foundation of the Manchu regime
The enlightened despots
Intellectual life from the middle of the seventeenth century to the end of the eighteenth century
From Decline to Takeover
The great recession
The social explosion and its consequences
The failure of modernization and the advance of foreign intrusion
Intellectual currents in the nineteenth century
China Crucified
The disintegration of the traditional economy and society
Political developments in the first half of the twentieth century
Philosophical and literary developments
A New Chapter in Chinese History: The PeopleÆs Republic of China
Chronological tables
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ISBN: 9780521497817
ISBN-10: 0521497817
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 780
Published: 23rd September 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.094
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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