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The Cambridge history of ancient China : from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C.

Author: Michael Loewe; Edward L Shaughnessy
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge histories online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a survey of the cultural history of pre-imperial China. Features articles by specialists on early Chinese history and archaeology with two chapters for each time-period, Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn, and Warring States, one on institutional history, based on both traditional and palaeographic literature, and one on material culture, based on archaeological evidence. Also includes chapters on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cambridge history of ancient China.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 97033203
(OCoLC)37361770
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Loewe; Edward L Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9781139053709 1139053701 9780511467363 0511467362 9781139053709
OCLC Number: 263093510
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 1148 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Calendar and chronology / Edward L. Shaughnessy --
Environment of ancient China / David N. Keightley --
China on the eve of the historical period / Kwang-chih Chang --
Language and writing / William G. Boltz --
Shang archaeology / Robert Bagley --
Shang : China's first historical dynasty / David N. Keightley --
Western Zhou history / Edward L. Shaughnessy --
Western Zhou archaeology / Jessica Rawson --
Waning of the Bronze Age : material culture and social developments, 770-481 B.C. / Lothar von Falkenhausen --
Spring and autumn period / Cho-yun Hsu --
Warring states : political history / Mark Edward Lewis --
Art and architecture of the warring states period / Wu Hung --
Classical philosophical writings / David Shepherd Nivision --
Warring states natural philosophy and occult thought / Donald Harper --
Northern frontier in pre-imperial China / Nicola Di Cosmo --
Heritage left to the empires / Michael Loewe.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy.
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