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The early Chinese empires : Qin and Han

Author: Mark Edward Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Belknap, 2010. ©2007
Series: History of imperial China, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
This first book in a six-volume series begins at the creation of an ancient imperial order whose major features would endure for two millennia. It illuminates many formative events in China's long history of imperialism, events whose residual influence can still be discerned today.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Edward Lewis
ISBN: 9780674057340 0674057341
OCLC Number: 963785934
Awards: Nominated for John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History 2007
Nominated for Joseph Levenson Book Prize 2009
Description: 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The geography of empire --
A state organized for war --
The paradoxes of empire --
Imperial cities --
Rural society --
The outer world --
Kinship --
Religion --
Literature --
Series Title: History of imperial China, 1.
Responsibility: Mark Edward Lewis.


In 221 BC the First Emperor of Qin unified what would become the heart of a Chinese empire whose major features would endure for two millennia. In the first of a six-volume series on the history of  Read more...


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As the first volume in the History of Imperial China, The Early Chinese Empires sets an authoritative, reliable tone that bodes well for this important new series. The book meets a high standard of Read more...

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