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The everlasting empire : the political culture of ancient China and its imperial legacy

Author: Yuri Pines
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, cop. 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the roots of the Chinese empire's exceptional longevity and unparalleled political durability, and shows how lessons from the imperial past are relevant for China today. This book demonstrates  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yuri Pines
ISBN: 0691134952 9780691134956
OCLC Number: 795699695
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2012
Description: 245 p. : krt. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vi i Introduction 1 Chapter 1: The Ideal of "Great Unity" 11 Chapter 2: The Monarch 44 Chapter 3: The Literati 76 Chapter 4: Local Elite 104 Chapter 5: The People 134 Chapter 6: Imperial Political Culture in the Modern Age 162 Notes 185 Bibliography 209 Index 233
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