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China : Its History And Culture, 4/E - W. Scott Morton


Its History And Culture, 4/E

Paperback Published: 2nd September 2004
ISBN: 9780071412797
Number Of Pages: 368

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""A wonderful job So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.""

"--Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University"

Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces China's history from Neolithic times to the present day.

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Foreword by Professor Wing-tsit Chanp. xiii
Preface to the Fourth Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
A Note on Spelling and Pronunciationp. xxi
Introductionp. 1
The Land and the People of Chinap. 5
Origins and Early Historyp. 11
The Formative Periodp. 22
Zhou Dynasty: 1027–221 b.c
Religion and Philosophyp. 29
Unification and Expansionp. 45
Qin Dynasty: 221–206 b.c. Han Dynasty: 206 b.c.–a.d. 221
Outsiders, Generals, and Eccentricsp. 71
The Six Dynasties Period: a.d. 222–589
The Flowering of Chinese Civilizationp. 81
Sui Dynasty: 589–618 Tang Dynasty: 618–907
The Chinese Enter on Their Modern Timesp. 98
Five Dynasties: 907–960, North China Ten Kingdoms: 907–970, South China Song Dynasty: 960–1126 Jin Dynasty (Jurchen): 1126–1234, North China Southern Song Dynasty: 1127–1279, South China
The Mongol Interruptionp. 115
Yuan Dynasty: 1280–1368
The Restoration and Consolidation of Chinese Rulep. 123
Ming Dynasty: 1368–1644
The Manzhou: Summit and Decline of the Empirep. 137
Qing Dynasty: 1644–1911
The Impact of the West in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuriesp. 148
The Republican Revolution 1900–1949p. 175
The Communist Revolution 1949–1965p. 201
The Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath 1966–1978p. 215
Deng Xiaoping and the Reform Era 1978–1992p. 227
The Party, Greater China, and the Wider World 1993–2003p. 242
A Changing Societyp. 261
Chronologyp. 287
Selected Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780071412797
ISBN-10: 0071412794
Series: Spanish Imports - BGR
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 2nd September 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised