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The Cambridge history of ancient China : from the origins of civilization to 221 B.C.

Author: Michael Loewe; Edward L Shaughnessy
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge histories online.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Loewe; Edward L Shaughnessy
ISBN: 0521470307 9780521470308 9780511467363 0511467362
OCLC Number: 37361770
Description: xxix, 1148 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Calendar and chronology / Edward L. Shaughnessy --
Environment of ancient China / David N. Keightley --
China on the eve of the historical period / Kwang-chih Chang --
Language and writing / William G. Boltz --
Shang archaeology / Robert Bagley --
Shang : China's first historical dynasty / David N. Keightley --
Western Zhou history / Edward L. Shaughnessy --
Western Zhou archaeology / Jessica Rawson --
Waning of the Bronze Age : material culture and social developments, 770-481 B.C. / Lothar von Falkenhausen --
Spring and autumn period / Cho-yun Hsu --
Warring states : political history / Mark Edward Lewis --
Art and architecture of the warring states period / Wu Hung --
Classical philosophical writings / David Shepherd Nivision --
Warring states natural philosophy and occult thought / Donald Harper --
Northern frontier in pre-imperial China / Nicola Di Cosmo --
Heritage left to the empires / Michael Loewe.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy.
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