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Loewe, Michael

Works: 121 works in 412 publications in 4 languages and 10,569 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Creator
Classifications: DS748, 931
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Loewe
Everyday life in early Imperial China during the Han period 202 B.C.-A.D. 220 by Michael Loewe( Book )
43 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of ancient China : from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C. ( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Cambridge History of Ancient China, fourteen leading scholars provide a survey of the cultural, intellectual, political, and institutional developments of pre-imperial China (from the beginnings of civilization to 221 B.C.)."--Jacket
Imperial China : the historical background to the modern age by Michael Loewe( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dong Zhongshu, a "Confucian" heritage and the Chunqiu fanlu by Michael Loewe( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient cosmologies by Carmen Blacker( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 4 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese ideas of life and death : faith, myth and reason in the Han period (202 BC-AD 220) by Michael Loewe( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis and conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9 by Michael Loewe( Book )
20 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1974. This volume illustrates the growth of two attitudes towards government in China during the first century B.C., the one progressive, realist and forward looking, the other conservative, idealist and harking back to the past. It demonstrates the close relationship that existed between political decisions, intellectual policy and the choice of religious observances of state, whilst showing how personal ambitions and the intrigues of the palace were intimately involved with the interplay of these two basis attitudes
Records of Han administration by Michael Loewe( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pride that was China by Michael Loewe( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ways to paradise : the Chinese quest for immortality by Michael Loewe( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divination, mythology and monarchy in Han China by Michael Loewe( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese empires were established by force of arms, but sustained by religious rites and intellectual theory. The four centuries from 206 BC to AD 220 witnessed major changes in the state cults and the concepts of monarchy, while various techniques of divination were used to forecast the future or to solve immediate problems. Michael Loewe examines these changes and the links between religion and statecraft
Recarving China's past : art, archaeology, and architecture of the "Wu family shrines" by Cary Y Liu( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wu Family shrines, one of the most important cultural monuments of early China, comprise approximately 50 stone slabs from the so-called Wu cemetery in Shandong province. This illustrated book examines the stone slabs and their rubbings, as artifactswith a complex cultural history from the second century to the present
Oracles and divination ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical dictionary of the Qin, former Han and Xin periods, 221 BC - AD 24 by Michael Loewe( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is a reference work about the 6,000 individual men and women known to us from China's formative first empires. Over decennia Michael Loewe (Cambridge, UK) has collected all biographical information available. His work deals not only with those who set the literary forms and intellectual background of traditional China, such as writers, scholars, historians, and philosophers, but also those officials who administered the empire and the military leaders who fought in civil warfare of with China's neighbours. The work draws on primary historical sources as interpreted by Chinese, Japanese, and Western scholars and is supplemented by archaeological finds and inscriptions. By devoting extensive entries to each of the emperors, the author provides the reader with the necessary historical context and gives insight into the dynastic disputes and their far-reaching consequences. No comparable work exists for this important period of Chinese history. Without exaggeration, this book is a real must for historians of both China and other cultures."--Jacket
Early Chinese texts : a bibliographical guide by Michael Loewe( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The government of the Qin and Han Empires : 221 BCE-220 CE by Michael Loewe( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this concise volume, Michael Loewe provides an engaging overview of the government of the early empires of China. Topics discussed are: the seat of supreme authority; the structure of central government; provincial and local government; the armed forces; officials; government communications; laws of the empire; control of the people and the land; controversies; and problems and weaknesses of the imperial system. Enhanced by details from recently discovered manuscripts, relevant citations from official documents, maps, a chronology of relevant events, and suggestions for further reading keye
China's early empires : a re-appraisal by Michael Nylan( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent decides archaeological discoveries, including manuscripts, have shed new fight on the history of China. For example, they make possible a wider and deeper account of the growth of cities and of the spread of chinese influence over distant areas. This book, with a focus on Qiti and Has (221 BCE-220 CE) as seen within the classical era, provides the first comprehensive survey of these developments and evaluates the newly found evidence in the light of earlier conclusions and the research of scholars in China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Europe and America. Through cross-cultural comparisons, as well as through close study of both the excavated and received literature, new conclusions are presented with respect to relatively understand topics, such as gender, history of science and modes of persuasion. The volume also challenges the "common wisdom" in such established fields as Buddhism, Daoism, legal studies and social history. Thus the volume provides an effective supplement to Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of China published in 1986, and shows how subsequent archaeology has widened and enriched our perception of China's history in this period. --Book Jacket
The men who governed Han China : companion to A biographical dictionary of the Qin, former Han and Xin periods by Michael Loewe( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divination and oracles ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Japanese and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ch'in and Han empires, 221 B.C. - A.D. 220 by Denis Crispin Twitchett( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the establishment of the Ch?in empire in 221 BC and ends with the abdication of the last Han emperor in AD 220. Spanning four centuries, this period witnessed major evolutionary changes in almost every aspect of China?s development, being particularly notable for the emergence and growth of a centralized administration and imperial government. Owing to their pioneer achievements and the heritage that they left for later empires, these dynasties have rightly been regarded as a formative influence throughout Chinese history. Important archaeological discoveries of recent years have made a new approach possible for many aspects of the period. Leading historians from Asia, Europe, and America have contributed chapters that convey a realistic impression of significant political, economic, intellectual, religious, and social developments, and of the contacts that the Chinese made with other peoples at this time. Like the other volumes in the series, volume 1 summarizes the information given in primary sources in the light of the most recent critical scholarship
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Lu, Weiyi

Loewe, M.
Loewe, M. A. N.
Loewe, M. A. N. 1922-
Loewe, M. A. N. (Michael A. N.)
Loewe, M. A. N. (Michael A. N.), 1922-
Loewe, Michael A.N.
Loewe, Michael A.N. 1922-
Loewe, Michael Arthur Nathan
Lu 1922- Weiyi
Lu, Wei-i
Lu, Weiyi.
Lu, Weiyi 1922-
Lu, Wej-i 1922-
Luweiyi 1922-
Luweiyi, Maikeer.
ローウェ, M
鲁惟一 1922-
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