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China : a history

Author: John Keay
Publisher: London : HarperPress, 2008.
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An single-volume narrative history of China, from the earliest times to the present day, designed both to engage the general reader and to challenge the horizons of the China specialist. As China rejoins and perhaps comes to dominate our world order, the need for an authoritative yet engaging history is universally acknowledged. Broadly chronological, the book presents a history of all regions, including those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keay
ISBN: 9780007221776 0007221770 9780007257850 0007257856
OCLC Number: 213109308
Description: xix, 566 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Rites to writing, pre c.1050 BC --
Sages and heroes, c.1050-c. 250 BC --
The first empire, c. 250-210 BC --
Han ascendant, 210-141 BC --
Within and beyond, 141 BC-AD 1 --
Wang Mang and the Han reprise, AD 1-189 --
Four hundred years of vicissitude, 189-550 --
Sui, Tang and the second empire, 550-650 --
High Tang, 650-755 --
Reconfiguring the empire, 755-1005 --
Caving in, 1005-1235 --
By land and sea, 1235-1405 --
The rites of Ming, 1405-1620 --
The Manchu conquest, 1620-1760 --
Death throes of empire, 1760-1880 --
Republicans and nationalists, 1880-1950.
Responsibility: John Keay.

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