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A history of China

Author: Wolfram Eberhard
Publisher: London : Routledge, [2005, 1960] ©1960
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1950. This re-issues the fourth edition of 1977. This is a social history of China, presenting the main lines of development of the Chinese social structure from the earliest times to the present day. The book discusses the origins of the present regime and developments in China in the last years, and political, social and cultural changes are all analyzed. The text is based upon the study of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eberhard, Wolfram, 1909-1989.
History of China
(OCoLC)60488843
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfram Eberhard
ISBN: 9781136570216 1136570217 9781315018713 1315018713
OCLC Number: 858861508
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 388 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Half-title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Originial Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Illustration; Maps; Introduction; Chapter I: Prehistory; 1 Sources for the Earliest History; 2 The Earliest Periods; 3 The Eight Basic Cultures; 4 The Yang-Shao Culture; 5 The Lung-Shan Culture; 6 The First Petty States in Shansi; Chapter II: The Emergence of Feudalism (c. 1600-1028 B.C.); 1 Period, Origin, Material Culture; 2 Writing and Religion; 3 Early Feudalism; Chapter III: Mature Feudalism (c. 1028-500 B.C.). 1 Cultural Origin of the Chou and end of the Shang Dynasty2 Chou Feudalism; 3 Fusion of Chou and Shang; 4 Limitation of the Imperial Power; 5 Changes in the Relative Strength of the Feudal States; 7 Lao Tz; Chapter IV: The Dissolution of The Feudal System (c. 500-250 B.C.); 1 Social and Military Changes; 2 Economic Changes; 3 Cultural Changes; Chapter V: Military Rule (250-200 B.C.); 1 Towards the Unitary State; 2 Centralization in Every Field; 3 Frontier Defence. Internal Collapse; Chapter VI: The Early Gentry Society (200 B.C.-A.D. 250); 1 Development of the Gentry-State. 2 Situation of the Hsiung-nu Empire its Relation to the Han empire. Incorporation of South China; 3 Brief Feudal Reaction. Consolidation of the Gentry; 4 Central Asia policy. End of the Hsiung-nu Empire; 5 Impoverishment. Cliques. End of the Dynasty; 6 The Pseudo-Socialistic Dictatorship. Revolt of the 'Red Eyebrows'; 7 Reaction and Restoration: The Later Han Dynasty; 8 Hsiung-nu Policy; 9 Economic Situation. Rebellion of the 'Yellow Turbans'. Collapse of the Han dynasty; 10 Culture, Literature, and Art; Chapter VII: The Epoch of The First Division Of China (A.D. 220-580). (A) The Three Kingdoms (A.D. 220-265)1 Social, Intellectual, and Economic Problems During the First Division; 2 Status of the Two Southern Kingdoms; 3 The Northern State of Wei; (B) The Western Chin Dynasty (A.D. 265-317); 1 Internal Situation In the Chin Empire; 2 Effect on the Frontier Peoples; 3 Struggles for the Throne; 4 Migration of Chinese; 5 Victory of the Huns. The Hun Han Dynasty (Later Renamed the Earlier Chao Dynasty); (C) The Alien Empires In North China, Down to the Toba (A.D. 317-385); 1 The Later Chao Dynasty in Eastern North China (Hun; 329-352). 2 Earlier Yen Dynasty in the North-East (Proto-Mongol 352-370), and the Earlier Ch'in Dynasty in all North China (Tibetan; 351-394); 3 The Fragmentation of North China; 4 Sociological Analysis of the Two Great Alien Empires; 5 Sociological Analysis of the Petty States; 6 Culture and Religion; (D) The Toba Empire In North China (A.D. 385-550); 1 The Rise of the Toba State; 2 The Hun Kingdom of the Hsia (407-431); 3 Rise of the Toba to a Great Power; 4 Economic and Social Conditions; 5 Victory and Retreat of Buddhism.
Responsibility: by Wolfram Eberhard.

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