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Imperial China, 900-1800

Author: Frederick W Mote
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
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"This history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period, by a senior scholar of the epoch, highlights the personal characteristics of the rulers and dynasties and probes the cultural theme of Chinese adaptations to recurrent alien rule. No other work provides a similar synthesis: generational events, personalities, and the spirit of the age combine to yield a comprehensive history of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mote, Frederick W., 1922-
Imperial China, 900-1800.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607398803
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick W Mote
ISBN: 0674445155 9780674445154 0674012127 9780674012127
OCLC Number: 41285114
Description: xix, 1107 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Conquest Dynasties and the Northern Song 900-1127. 1. The Five Dynasties. 2. Abaoji. 3. Building the Liao Empire. 4. Liao Civilization. 5. Creating the Song Dynasty. 6. The World of Ideas in Northern Song China. 7. Dimensions of Northern Song Life. 8. Origins of the Xi Xia State --
pt. 2. Conquest Dynasties and the Southern Song 1127-1279. 9. The "Wild Jurchens" Erupt into History. 10. The Jurchen State and Its Cultural Policy. 11. The Later Xi Xia State. 12. Trends of Change under Jin Alien Rule. 13. The Southern Song and Chinese Survival. 14. Chinese Civilization and the Song Achievement. 15. Southern Song Life --
A Broader View. 16. A Mid-Thirteenth-Century Overview --
pt. 3. China and the Mongol World.
Responsibility: F.W. Mote.
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