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China : a cultural, social, and political history

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2006.
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Designed for the East Asian history course, this text features the scholarship on the region and offers a range of cultural, political, economic and intellectual history. It also focuses on gender  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
ISBN: 0618133879 9780618133871
OCLC Number: 65212145
Notes: Also published as part of larger work: East Asia : a cultural, social, and political history / by Patricia Buckley Abrey, Anne Walthall, and James B. Palais.
Description: xvii, 330 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: The Bronze Age: Shang and Western Zhou (ca. 1500-771 B.C.E.).1: The Geography of the Chinese Subcontinent.2: The Shang Dynasty (ca. 1500-1045 B.C.E.).3: Developments Outside the Shang Core.4: The Western Zhou Dynasty (1045-771 B.C.E.).Part 2: Philosophers and Warring States During the Eastern Zhou (770-256 B.C.E.).5: The Multistate System of the Eastern Zhou.6: Warfare and Its Consequences.7: The Hundred Schools of Thought.8: Warring States Literature and Art: The Case of Chu.Part 3: The Founding of the Bureaucratic Empire: Qin and Han (256 B.C.E.-200 B.C.E.).9: The Qin Unification (256-206 B.C.E.).10: The Han Dynasty (206 B.C.E.-220 C.E.).11: Intellectual, Literary, and Religious Currents.12: Chinese Society in Han Times.13: Central Asia and the Silk Road.14: Borderlands.15: Maintaining the Empire. Part 4: Political Division (200-580).16: The Three Kingdoms (220-265) and the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316).17: Non-Chinese Dominance in the North.18: The Southern Dynasties and Aristocratic Culture.19: The Buddhist Conquest of China.20: Daoist Religion.Part 5: The Cosmopolitan Empires of Sui and Tang (581-960).21: The Northwest Military Aristocracy and the Sui Reunification of China.22: The Founding of the Tang Dynasty (618-907).23: The Tang at Its Height.24: The Rebellion of An Lushan and Its Aftermath.25: The Achievements of Tang Men of Letters.26: The Dunhuang Documents.27: The Tang Dynasty's Final Decades and the Five Dynasties.Part 6: China Among Equals: Song, Liao, Xia, and Jin (907-1276).28: The Founding of the Song Dynasty.29: Song's Rivals: Liao and Xia.30: A New Era.31: The Fall of the Northern Song and the Jin Dynasty.32: Hangzhou and the Southern Song.33: Song Culture and Society.Part 7: Mongol Rule: Yuan (1215-1368).34: The Mongol Conquest of the Jin and Xia Dynasties.35: The Mongol Conquest of the Southern Song.36: Life in China Under the Mongols.Part 8: The Ming Dynasty (1368-1600).37: The Founding of the Ming Dynasty.38: Diplomacy and Defense.39: Social and Cultural Trends.Part 9: Manchus and the Qing (1600-1800).40: The Ming Dynasty Lapses into Disorder.41: The Manchus.42: Ming Loyalism.43: The Qing at Its Height.44: Contacts with Europe.45: Social and Cultural Cross Currents.Part 10: Disorder and Decline (1800-1900).46: Economic and Fiscal Problems.47: Midcentury Crises.48: Self-Strengthening.49: Foreigners in China.50: The Failures of Reform.51: The Boxer Rebellion.52: The Decline of the Qing Empire in Comparative Perspective.Part 11: Remaking China (1900-1927).53: The End of Monarchy.54: The Presidency of Yuan Shikai and the Emergence of the Warlords.55: Toward a More Modern China.56: Reunification by the Nationalists.Part 12: War and Revolution (1927-1949).57: The Chinese Communist Party.58: The Nationalist Government in Nanjing.59: The Japanese Invasion and the Retreat to Chongqing.60: The Chinese Communist Party During the War.61: The Civil War and the Communist Victory.Part 13: The People's Republic Under Mao (1949-1976).62: The Party in Power.63: Departing from the Soviet Model.64: The Cultural Revolution.65: The Death of Mao.Part 14: New Directions (1976 to the Present).66: The Communist Party After Mao.67: Restructuring the Economy.68: Social and Cultural Changes.69: Critical Voices.70: Taiwan.71: China in the World.
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Part 1: The Bronze Age: Shang and Western Zhou (ca. 1500-771 B.C.E.). 1: The Geography of the Chinese Subcontinent. 2: The Shang Dynasty (ca. 1500-1045 B.C.E.). 3: Developments Outside the Shang Read more...

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