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The Cambridge history of ancient China

Author: Edward L Shaughnessy; Michael Loewe
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
This survey of the cultural history of pre-imperial China covers over 1000 years, giving 2 chapters for each time period included. Scholars, students and general readers with no special knowledge of Chinese history will be interested in this book.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Shaughnessy; Michael Loewe
ISBN: 0521470307 9780521470308
OCLC Number: 367527510
Description: xviii, 1148 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of maps, tables, and figures; Conventions; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Introduction Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy; Calendar and chronology Edward L. Shaughnessy; The environment of ancient China David N. Keightley; 1. China on the eve of the historical period Kwang-chih Chang; 2. Language and writing William G. Boltz; 3. Shang archaeology Robert Bagley; 4. The Shang: China's first historical dynasty David N. Keightley; 5. Western Zhou history Edward L. Shaughnessy; 6. Western Zhou archaeology Jessica Rawson; 7. The waning of the Bronze Age: material culture and social developments, 770-481 BC Lothar von Falkenhausen; 8. The Spring and Autumn period Cho-yun Hsu; 9. Warring States: the political history Mark Edward Lewis; 10. The art and architecture of the Warring States period Wu Hung; 11. The classical philosophical writings David Sheperd Nivison; 12. Warring states: natural philosophy and occult thought Donald Harper; 13. The Northern Frontier in pre-Imperial China Nicola Di Cosmo; 14. The heritage left to the Empires Michael Loewe; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Edward L. Shaughnessy, Michael Loewe.


The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the institutional and cultural history of pre-imperial China.  Read more...


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