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A Brief History Of Chinese Civilization

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3/10/2005
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Summary

Part I: THE CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION OF CHINA. 1. "China" In Antiquity. The Neolithic. The Origins of Chinese Writing. The Rise of the Bronze Age. The Shang. The Western Zhou Dynasty. The Book of Odes. 2. Turbulent Times and Classical Thought. The Spring and Autumn Period. The Rise of Hegemons. The Warring States Period. "The Hundred Schools." Confucius. Mozi. Mencius. Xunzi. Laozi and Zhuangzi. Han Feizi. 3. The Early Imperial Period. Qin. Sources and Historiographical Problems. Reappraisals. Han. The Formative Years. The Quality of Han Rule. The Xiongnu and Other Neighboring Peoples. Intellectual Movements. The Visual Art and Poetry. Changes in Political Economy during the Han period: Women. Fall of the Han. Part II: CHINA IN A BUDDHIST AGE. 4. China During The Period Of Disunity. The Fundamentals of Buddhism. A World in Disarray. China Divided. Buddhism in the North. Daoism The Religion. The South. Poetry. Calligraphy. Painting. Buddhism in the South. China on the Eve of Unification. 5. The Cosmopolitan Civilization Of The Sui And Tang: 581-907. The Sui (581-617). The Tang: Establishment & Consolidation. Gaozong & Empress Wu. High Tang. Chang'an. The Flourishing of Buddhism. Daoism. The Rebellion of An Lushan (755-763). Li Bai & Du Fu. Late Tang. Late Tang Poetry & Culture. Collapse of the Dynasty. Part III: LATE IMPERIAL/EARLY MODERN. 6. China During the Song: 960-1279. The Founding. A New Elite. The Examination System. The Northern Song. Government and Politics. Wang Anshi. The Economy. The Religious Scene. The Confucian Revival. Poetry and Painting. The Southern Song (1127-1279). Southern Song Cities and Commerce. Literary and Visual Arts. "Neo-Confucianism". Values and Gender . The End. 7. The Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty. Chinggis Khan: Founding of the Mongol Empire. China under the Mongols: The Early Years (1211-1260). Khubilai Khan and the Early Yuan. The Yuan continued, 1294-1355. The Economy. Society. Religion. Cultural and Intellectual Life. "Northern" Drama. Painting. Rebellions and Disintegration. 8. The Ming Dynasty 1368-1644. The Early Ming (1368 -1424). Maritime Expeditions (1405-1433). The Early Middle Period (1425-1505). The Later Middle Period (1506-1590). Economy and Society. Literacy and Literature. The Novel. Drama. Painting. Ming Thought: Wang Yangming. Religion. Ming Thought after Wang Yangming. Dong Qichang and Late Ming Painting. Late Ming Government (1590-1644). 9. East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters. The Portuguese in East Asia. The Jesuits in Japan. The Impact of Other Europeans. The "Closing" of Japan. The Jesuits in China. The Rites Controversy. The Decline of Christianity in China. Trade with the West and the Canton System. 10. The Qing Dynasty. The Founding of the Qing. Early Qing Painters and Thinkers. The Reign of Kangxi. Yongzheng. Qianlong. Eighteenth Century Governance. Eighteenth-Century Literati Culture. Fiction. A Buoyant Economy. Social Change. Ecology. Dynastic Decline. Part IV: CHINA IN THE MODERN WORLD. 11. The Troubled Nineteenth Century, Part I The Opium War and Taiping Rebellion. The Opium War (18391841) and Its Causes, The Treaty of Nanjing and the Treaty System, Internal Crisis, The Taiping Rebellion (18501864), Zeng Guofan and the Defeat of the Taiping, China and the World from the Treaty of Nanjing to the End of the Taiping, PART II 1870-94. The Post-Taiping Revival, Self-Strengtheningthe First Phase, Self-Strengtheningthe Theory, The Empress Dowager and the Government Education Economic Self-Strengthening, The Traditional Economic Sector, Missionary Efforts and Christian Influences, Old Wine in New Bottles, Part III Foreign Relations. Continued Pressures, Vietnam and the Sino-French War of 1884-1885, Korea and the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895, The Treaty of Shimonoseki (April 1895). 12. Endings and Beginnings, 18951927, Part 1. The Last Years of the Last Dynasty. The New Reformers, The Scramble for Concessions, The Boxer Rising, Winds of Change, Stirrings

Table of Contents

Prefix ix
Acknowledgments xi
Part One: The Classical Civilization of China 1(82)
Chapter 1 "China" in Antiquity
2(22)
The Neolithic Age
3(3)
The Origins of Chinese Writing
6(2)
The Rise of the Bronze Age
8(1)
The Shang
9(7)
The Western Zhou Dynasty
16(3)
The Odes
19(5)
Chapter 2: Turbulent Times and Classical Thought
24(26)
The Spring and Autumn Period
25(3)
The Warring States Period
28(4)
"The Hundred Schools"
32(1)
Confucius
33(2)
Mozi
35(3)
Mencius
38(2)
Xunzi
40(2)
Laozi and Zhuangzi
42(4)
Han Feizi
46(4)
Chapter 3: The Early Imperial Period
50(33)
I. The Qin
51(5)
Sources and Historiographical Problems
51(3)
Reappraisals
54(2)
II. The Han
56(28)
The Formative Years
56(2)
The Quality of Han Rule
58(2)
The Xiongnu and Other Neighboring Peoples
60(1)
Intellectual Movements
61(4)
Poetry
65(2)
Gender
67(4)
Changes in Political Economy during the Han Period
71(6)
The Fall of the Han
77(6)
Part Two: China in a Buddhist Age 83(52)
Chapter 4: China during the Period of Disunity
84(22)
The Fundamentals of Buddhism
85(3)
A World in Disarray
88(2)
China Divided
90(1)
The Northern Wei (386-534)
91(1)
Buddhism in the North
92(3)
Daoism-The Religion
95(2)
The South
97(2)
Poetry
99(1)
Calligraphy
100(1)
Painting
101(2)
Buddhism in the South
103(1)
China on the Eve of Reunification
104(2)
Chapter 5: The Cosmopolitan Civilization of the Sui and Tang: 581-907
106(29)
The Sui (581-617)
107(2)
The Tang: Establishment and Consolidation
109(3)
Gaozong and Empress Wu
112(2)
High Tang
114(1)
City Life in the Capital: Chang'an
115(3)
The Flourishing of Buddhism
118(5)
Institutionally
118(1)
Aesthetically
119(1)
Intellectually
119(2)
Pure Land and Chan
121(1)
The Hungry Ghost Festival
122(1)
Daoism
123(1)
The Rebellion of An Lushan (755-763)
123(1)
Li Bai and Du Fu
124(3)
Late Tang
127(1)
Late Tang Poetry and Culture
128(2)
Collapse of the Dynasty
130(5)
Part Three: Late Imperial/Early Modern 135(123)
Chapter 6: China during the Song: 960-1279
136(32)
The Founding
137(1)
The New Elite
138(1)
The Examination System
139(1)
The Northern Song
140(1)
Government and Politics
141(3)
Wang Anshi
144(1)
The Economy
145(3)
The Religious Scene
148(3)
The Confucian Revival
151(1)
Poetry and Painting
151(4)
The Southern Song (1127-1279)
155(1)
Southern Song Cities and Commerce
156(1)
Literary and Visual Arts
157(2)
"Neo-Confucianism"
159(3)
Values and Gender
162(3)
The End
165(3)
Chapter 7: The Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty
168(22)
Chinggis Khan: Founding of the Mongol Empire
169(3)
China under the Mongols: The Early Years (1211-1260)
172(1)
Khubilai Khan and the Early Yuan
173(2)
The Yuan Continued, 1294-1355
175(2)
The Economy
177(1)
Society
178(1)
Religion
178(1)
Cultural and Intellectual Life
179(2)
"Northern" Drama
181(3)
Painting
184(3)
Rebellions and Disintegration
187(3)
Chapter 8: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644
190(28)
The Early Ming (1368-1424)
191(3)
Maritime Expeditions (1405-1433)
194(1)
The Early Middle Period (1425-1505)
195(2)
The Later Middle Period (1506-1590)
197(3)
Economy and Society
200(2)
Literacy and Literature
202(1)
The Novel
203(1)
Drama
204(1)
Painting
205(2)
Ming Thought: Wang Yangming
207(2)
Religion
209(1)
Ming Thought after Wang Yangming
210(1)
Dong Qichang and Late Ming Painting
211(2)
Late Ming Government (1590-1644)
213(5)
Chapter 9: East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters
218(16)
The Portuguese in East Asia
219(2)
The Jesuits in Japan
221(2)
The Impact of Other Europeans
223(2)
The "Closing" of Japan
225(1)
The Jesuits in China
226(2)
The Rites Controversy
228(1)
The Decline of Christianity in China
229(2)
Trade with the West and the Canton System
231(3)
Chapter 10: The Qing Dynasty
234(24)
The Founding of the Qing
235(3)
Early Qing Thinkers and Painters
238(2)
The Reign of Kangxi
240(2)
Yongzheng
242(1)
Qianlong
243(2)
Eighteenth-Century Governance
245(1)
Eighteenth-Century Literati Culture
246(1)
Fiction
247(3)
A Buoyant Economy
250(1)
Social Change
251(3)
Ecology
254(1)
Dynastic Decline
255(3)
Part Four: China in the Modern World 258(63)
Chapter 11: China: Internal Crises and Western Intrusion
260(36)
I. The Opium War and Taiping Rebellion
260(14)
The Opium War (1839-1841) and Its Causes
261(5)
The Treaty of Nanjing and the Treaty System
266(2)
Internal Crisis
268(1)
The Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)
269(2)
Zeng Guofan and the Defeat of the Taiping
271(2)
China and the World from the Treaty of Nanjing to the End of the Taiping
273(1)
II. 1870-1894
274(15)
The Post-Taiping Revival
275(1)
Self-Strengthening-The First Phase
275(3)
Self-Strengthening-The Theory
278(1)
The Empress Dowager and the Government
279(3)
Education
282(1)
Economic Self-Strengthening
283(1)
The Traditional Economic Sector
284(1)
Missionary Efforts and Christian Influences
285(2)
Old and New Wine in Old Bottles
287(2)
III. Foreign Relations
289(7)
Continued Pressures
289(1)
Vietnam and the Sino-French War of 1884-1885
290(2)
Korea and the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895
292(1)
The Treaty of Shimonoseki (April 1895)
293(3)
Chapter 12: China: Endings and Beginnings, 1895-1927
296(25)
I. The Last Years of the Last Dynasty
296(10)
The New Reformers
297(2)
The Scramble for Concessions
299(1)
The Boxer Rising
300(1)
Winds of Change
301(1)
Stirrings of Protest and Revolution
302(1)
Eleventh-Hour Reform
303(2)
The Revolution of 1911
305(1)
II. From Yuan Shikai to Chiang Kai-shek
306(16)
Yuan Shikai
306(1)
The Warlord Era
307(1)
Intellectual Ferment
308(2)
Intellectual Alternatives
310(1)
Cultural Alternatives
311(3)
Marxism in China: The Early Years
314(1)
The GMD and Sun Yat-sen (1913-1923)
315(1)
GMD and C.C.P. Cooperation (1923-1927)
316(2)
The Break
318(1)
Establishment of the Nationalist Government
319(2)
Part Five: Building a New China 321(71)
Chapter 13: China under the Nationalists
322(24)
The Nanjing Decade
323(1)
The Nanjing Decade-Domestic Policies
324(3)
The Chinese Communists, 1927-1934
327(1)
The Long March
328(2)
United Front and War
330(2)
Expansion of the War into a Pacific War
332(1)
The Course of the War
333(2)
China at War
335(2)
Japan at War
337(1)
The End of World War II
338(1)
Taiwan
339(2)
Civil War and Communist Triumph, 1946-1949
341(5)
Chapter 14: China under Mao
346(24)
I. Consolidation and Construction Soviet Style, 1949-1958
346(8)
Government and Politics
347(2)
Foreign Relations and the Korean War
349(1)
Economic Policies
350(2)
Thought Reform and Intellectuals
352(2)
II. The Revolution Continued, 1958-1976
354(16)
The Great Leap Forward
355(2)
The Sino-Soviet Split
357(3)
Domestic Politics, 1961-1965
360(1)
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: The Radical Phase, 1966-1969
361(3)
The Winding Down, 1969-1976
364(6)
Chapter 15: The Chinese World Since Mao
370(22)
Deng Xiaoping and the Four Modernizations
371(2)
The Four Cardinal Principles
373(1)
Intellectual Life and the Arts in the 1980's
374(2)
Tiananmen
376(2)
State, Economy, and Society in the 1990's and into the New Century
378(2)
The Environment
380(1)
The Revival of Religion
381(1)
Foreign Relations and Hong Kong
382(2)
Intellectuals and Artists in the 1990's and into the New Century
384(3)
Taiwan
387(5)
Afterword 392(5)
International Tensions
392(1)
Economic Globalization
393(1)
Contending Trends
394(1)
Cultural Globalization
395(2)
Appendix: Suggestions for Further Study 397(16)
Credits 413(2)
Index 415


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