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Chinese history : a manual

Author: Endymion Porter Wilkinson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2000.
Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 52.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enlView all editions and formats
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This edition has been enlarged to include the Republican period, nonverbal salutations, weights and measures, money and furniture. Chapters on language, etymology, people, geogrpahy, chronology,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Student Collection
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Wilkinson, Endymion Porter.
Chinese history.
Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the Harvard University Asia Center for the Harvard-Yenching Institute : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606482393
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Endymion Porter Wilkinson
ISBN: 0674002474 9780674002470 0674002490 9780674002494
OCLC Number: 42772193
Description: xxiv, 1181 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Recent Historiographical Trends --
Center and Periphery --
Periodization --
The Dynasties --
Basics --
Language --
Dictionaries --
People --
Geography --
Chronology --
Telling the Time --
Statistics --
Guides and Encyclopaedias --
Locating Books --
Locating Secondary Sources --
Libraries --
Pre-Qin Sources --
Archaeology --
Pre-Qin Archaeology --
Prehistoric Signs and Symbols --
Oracle-Bone Inscriptions --
The Characters: Evolution and Structure --
Epigraphy --
From Bamboo Strips to Printed Books --
Excavated and Transmitted Texts. Historical Genres --
Primary and Secondary Sources --
Annals --
Standard Histories --
Topically Arranged Histories --
Miscellaneous Histories --
Government Institutions --
Official Communications --
Law --
War --
Other Primary Sources --
Myth and Religion --
Literary Anthologies and Collected Works --
Leishu --
Biji --
Philosophical Works --
Popular Literature --
Agriculture, Food, and the Environment --
Medicine --
Technology and Science --
Calligraphy, Painting, and Music --
Women's Studies --
Non-Han Peoples (Inside China) --
Non-Han Peoples (Outside China) --
Foreign Accounts of China V Primary Sources by Period --
Introduction: Guides --
Qin and Han --
Wei, Jin, Nan-Bei Chao --
Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties --
Song --
Liao, Xi Xia, Jin, and Yuan --
Ming --
Qing --
The Republic.
Series Title: Harvard-Yenching Institute monograph series, 52.
Responsibility: Endymion Wilkinson.

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