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The Dragon and the Eagle : the Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires.

Author: Sunny Auyang
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation, state building, empire building, arts of government,  Read more...
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History
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Auyang, Sunny.
Dragon and the Eagle : The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sunny Auyang
ISBN: 9781317516880 1317516885
OCLC Number: 898771169
Notes: Maps.
Description: 1 online resource (426 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Guide to Pronunciation of Chinese Pinyin; Introduction: Mirrors from the Deep Past; Part I The Roman Republic and Pre-Imperial China; 1 Nation Formation; 1.1 The Old World of Civilization; 1.2 The Advantage of Openness to Diversity; 1.3 The Mosaic of China; 1.4 Zhou Cities Among Pastoralists; 1.5 The Mosaic of Italy; 1.6 Latin Colonies and Hill Peoples; 1.7 War, Policy, and the Melting Pot; 2 State Building; 2.1 Blood, Iron, Ideas, and State Building; 2.2 Technology and the Economy. 2.3 Tradition and Social Relations2.4 Conflict and Merger of the Orders in Rome; 2.5 Backlash of Closing Imperial Frontiers; 2.6 How Democratic Was the Roman Republic?; 2.7 Feudalistic Parceling of Sovereignty in China; 2.8 A New Elite in a Socioeconomic Revolution; 2.9 The Rule by Law and the Rule by Man; 2.10 From Aristocracy to Monarchy; 2.11 Slavery and Freedom; 3 Empire Building; 3.1 The Advantage of the Periphery; 3.2 Qin in a System of States; 3.3 From Balance of Power to Unification; 3.4 The Punic Wars; 3.5 An Empire of Liberty; 3.6 Wars Just and Unjust. 3.7 The Warrior State and the Warring States3.8 Wars and War Conduct; 4 Winning the Peace; 4.1 The Empire Strikes Back; 4.2 Decline of the Roman Republic; 4.3 Last Flight of the Free Eagle; 4.4 The Dawn of Imperial China; 4.5 Regret of the Overextended Dragon; 4.6 Rupture and Continuity; Part II The Roman and Early Chinese Empires; 5 Courses of Empire; 5.1 Pax Romana and Pax Sinica; 5.2 Augustus and His Dynasty; 5.3 Militarism in the Roman Peace; 5.4 Roman Anarchy and Revival; 5.5 United China Takes Root; 5.6 Confucianism Ascending; 5.7 The Han's Descent into Anarchy. 5.8 Colored Glasses of Historiography6 Arts of Government; 6.1 Imperial Characters; 6.2 The Ruler and the Ruled; 6.3 The Imperator and the Huangdì; 6.4 The Government and the Elite; 6.5 The Emperor and the Government; 6.6 State and Society; 6.7 The Myth of "Big Government"; 6.8 Taxation and the Economy; 6.9 Law and Order; 7 Strategies of Superpower; 7.1 Eurasian Geopolitics; 7.2 China's Loose Rein; 7.3 Isolationism Ascendant; 7.4 Rome's Empire Without End; 7.5 Defense Resources Strained; 7.6 Imperial Grand Strategies; 7.7 Hegemonic Statecraft; 7.8 Frontier Defenses; 8 Decline and Fall. 8.1 Glorious Sunset Clouds8.2 Barbarians and Nomads; 8.3 Social Coagulation; 8.4 Political Corruption; 8.5 Internal Discords and Civil Wars; 8.6 End of the Han Dynasty; 8.7 Revenge of the Xiongnu; 8.8 Coming of the Huns; 8.9 The Fall of Rome; 8.10 Tomorrow Never Dies; Appendices; Appendix 1 Mutual Perceptions of Rome and Han China; Appendix 2 The Silk-Routes Commerce; Appendix 3 Long Wall Building; Timelines; Timeline 1 China and Rome in the World Context; Timeline 2 Events in China; Timeline 3 Events in Rome; Timeline 4 Emperors of the Qin, Han, and Jin Dynasties; Timeline 5 Roman Emperors.

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This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation, state building, empire building, arts of government, strategies of superpowers, and decline and fall.

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