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China : a history

Author: John Keay
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An authoritative history of five millennia of Chinese history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keay, John.
China : a history.
New York : Basic Books, 2009
(DLC) 2009930982
(OCoLC)316825559
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Keay
ISBN: 9780465020027 046502002X 9780007221776 0007221770
OCLC Number: 665868849
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 578 pages, [24] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
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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