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The Cambridge illustrated history of China

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge illustrated history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There are many more people in the world today who consider themselves Chinese than there are residents of all of Europe and North America combined. How did China as a culture and a state grow to be so large? Why hasn't it broken up like the Roman or Ottoman empires? How has it been possible for a single government to rule so many people? In The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Patricia Ebrey pursues these and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
ISBN: 0521435196 9780521435192 052166991X 9780521669917
OCLC Number: 33047244
Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. The Origins of Chinese Civilization: Neolithic Period to the Western Zhou Dynasty. Animal and Human Imagery in Bronze Vessels --
2. Philosophical Foundations: The Eastern Zhou Period --
3. The Creation of the Bureaucratic Empire: The Qin and Han Dynasties --
4. Buddhism, Aristocracy, and Alien Rulers: The Age of Division. Early Buddhist Art --
5. A Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty --
6. Shifting South: The Song Dynasty. Landscape Painting --
7. Alien Rule: The Liao, Jin, and Yuan Dynasties. Drama and the Performing Arts --
8. The Limits of Autocracy: The Ming Dynasty. The Kilns at Jingdezhen --
9. Manchus and Imperialism: The Qing Dynasty. Working for a Living --
10. Taking Action: The Early Twentieth Century. Modern Chinese Painting --
11. Radical Reunification: The People's Republic.
Series Title: Cambridge illustrated history.
Other Titles: Illustrated history of China
China
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