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The Cambridge History of China : Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220 - Denis Twitchett

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220

By: Denis Twitchett (Editor), Michael Loewe (Editor)

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Published: 26th December 1986
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This volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the establishment of the Ch'in empire in 221 BC and ends with the abdication of the last Han emperor in AD 220. Spanning four centuries, this period witnessed major evolutionary changes in almost every aspect of China's development, being particularly notable for the emergence and growth of a centralized administration and imperial government. Owing to their pioneer achievements and the heritage that they left for later empires, these dynasties have rightly been regarded as a formative influence throughout Chinese history. Important archaeological discoveries of recent years have made a new approach possible for many aspects of the period. Leading historians from Asia, Europe, and America have contributed chapters that convey a realistic impression of significant political, economic, intellectual, religious, and social developments, and of the contacts that the Chinese made with other peoples at this time. Like the other volumes in the series, volume 1 summarizes the information given in primary sources in the light of the most recent critical scholarship. As the book is intended for the general reader as well as the specialist, technical details are given in both Chinese terms and English equivalents. References lead to primary sources and their translations and to secondary writings in European languages as well as Chinese and Japanese.

General editorsG++ preface
List of maps and tables
Preface to volume 1
List of abbreviations
Official titles and institutional terms
Han weights and measures
Han emperors
Introduction
The state and empire of ChG++in
The former Han dynasty
Wang Mang, the restoration of the Han dynasty, and later Han
The conduct of government and the issues at stake (AD 57G++167)
The fall of Han
Han foreign relations
The structure and practice of government
The institutions of later Han
ChG++in and Han law
The economic and social history of former
The economic and social history of later
The religious and intellectual background
The concept of sovereignty
The development of the Confucian schools
Confucian, legalist, and Taoist thought in later
Philosophy and religion from Han to Sui
Postscript to chapter 16
Bibliography
Glossary-index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521243278
ISBN-10: 0521243270
Series: Cambridge History of China : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1024
Published: 26th December 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 5.72
Weight (kg): 1.53