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The Heritage of Chinese Civilization

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780131346109

ISBN10:
0131346105
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div

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Summary

For Introduction to Chinese History and Introduction to East Asia courses. A clear and manageable single volume narrative covering all the major periods of Chinese history. The text is presented chronologically and features brief principle interpretations to provide an accessible introductory overview of an expansive subject area.

Table of Contents

Maps ix
Documents x
Preface xi
CHAPTER ONE
Early China
1(1)
Origins: The Old and New Stone Ages
2(2)
Early Bronze Age: The Shang
4(5)
Later Bronze Age: The Western Zhou
9(2)
Iron Age: The Eastern Zhou
11(3)
Iron Age: The Birth of Chinese Philosophy
14(13)
Confucianism
16(3)
Daoism
19(2)
Legalism
21(6)
CHAPTER TWO China's First Empire (221 B.C.-220 A.D.) and Its Aftermath (220-589 A.D.) 27(30)
Qin Unification of China
28(4)
Former Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-8 A.D.)
32(8)
The Dynastic Cycle
32(1)
Early Years of the Former Han Dynasty
32(1)
Han Wudi
33(1)
Xiongnu
33(2)
Government During the Former Han
35(3)
The Silk Road
38(1)
Decline and Usurpation
39(1)
Later Han (25-220 A.D.) and Its Aftermath (220-589 A.D.)
40(3)
First Century
40(1)
Decline During the Second Century
41(1)
Aftermath of Empire
41(2)
Han Thought and Religion
43(10)
Han Confucianism
44(1)
History
45(1)
Neo-Daoism
45(5)
Buddhism
50(3)
China's First Empire in Historical Perspective
53(4)
CHAPTER THREE High Imperial China (589-1368) 57(44)
REESTABLISHMENT OF EMPIRE: SUI (589-618) AND TANG (618-907) DYNASTIES
58(16)
The Sui Dynasty
59(1)
The Tang Dynasty
59(15)
Government
59(4)
The Empress Wu
63(1)
The Chang'an of Emperor Xuan Zong 712-756)
63(1)
The law Empire
64(3)
Rebellion and Decline
67(3)
Tang Culture
70(4)
TRANSITION TO LATE IMPERIAL CHINA: THE SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
74(13)
Agricultural Revolution of the Song: From Serfs to Free Farmers
75(1)
Commercial Revolution of the Song
76(3)
Emergence of the Yangzi Basin
77(1)
New Technology
77(1)
Rise of a Money Economy
77(1)
Trade
77(2)
Government: From Aristocracy to Autocracy
79(2)
Song Culture
81(6)
Philosophy
82(2)
Poetry
84(2)
Painting
86(1)
CHINA IN THE MONGOL WORLD EMPIRE: THE YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
87(8)
Rise of the Mongol Empire
88(1)
Mongol Rule in China
89(4)
Foreign Contacts and Chinese Culture
93(1)
Last Years of the Yuan
94(1)
IMPERIAL CHINA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
95(6)
CHAPTER FOUR Late Imperial China: The Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) Dynasties 101(30)
Economic Regions
103(2)
People
105(1)
China's Third Commercial Revolution
106(3)
Women and the Commercial Revolution 107
Government
109(7)
Confucianism
109(1)
Emperor
110(1)
Bureaucracy
111(2)
Gentry
113(1)
The Pattern of Manchu Rule
114(2)
Foreign Relations
116(6)
Ming
116(3)
Qing
119(1)
Contacts with the West
120(2)
Culture
122(4)
Late Imperial China in Historical Perspective
126(5)
CHAPTER FIVE Modern China (1839-1949) 131(32)
The Close of Manchu Rule
133(10)
The Opium War and Its Aftermath
133(2)
Rebellions Against the Manchus
135(3)
Self-Strengthening and Decline (1874-1895)
138(3)
The Borderlands
141(2)
From Dynasty to Warlordism (1895-1926)
143(4)
Cultural and Ideological Ferment: The May Fourth Movement
147(4)
Nationalist China
151(8)
The Guomindang Unification of China and the Nanjing Decade (1927-1937)
151(3)
War and Revolution (1937-1949)
154(5)
Modern China in Historical Perspective
159(4)
CHAPTER SIX China, the Last Half Century 163(28)
Mao's China
164(6)
Consolidation
164(2)
The Soviet Model
166(1)
The Great Leap Forward
166(2)
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1965-1976)
168(2)
China after Mao
170(13)
Politics
170(3)
The Economy
173(3)
Social Change
176(4)
China and the World
180(3)
Taiwan
183(3)
China, the Outlook
186(5)
Index 191


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