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China's imperial past : an introduction to Chinese history and culture

China's imperial past : an introduction to Chinese history and culture

Author: Charles O Hucker
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a panoramic survey of the course of Chinese civilization from prehistory to 1850, when the old China began to give way to the new.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles O Hucker
ISBN: 9780804723534 0804723532
OCLC Number: 605636233
Notes: Originally published: 1975.
Description: xii, 474 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction Part I. The formative age, prehistory-206 BC 1. General history 2. State and society 3. Thought 34. Literature and art Part II. The Early Empire, 206 BC-AD 960: 5. General history 6. Government 7. Society and the economy 8. Thought 9. Literature and art Part III. The Later Empire, 960-1850: 10. General history 11. Government 12. Society and the economy 13. Thought 14. Literature and art Epilogue.
Responsibility: Charles O. Hucker.


A work unique in the sweep of its design and scope, intended expressly for the general reader interested in human history and culture, this is a vivid panoramic survey of the vast course of Chinese  Read more...


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