A Short History of China

Provides an overview of Chinese history, investigates the Chinese view of the world, and examines the nations movements, aspirations, and philosophies that have molded it and allowed its emergence as a superpower.

Author: Gordon Kerr

Publisher: Old Castle

ISBN: 1842439685

Category: History

Page: 160

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Provides an overview of Chinese history, investigates the Chinese view of the world, and examines the nations movements, aspirations, and philosophies that have molded it and allowed its emergence as a superpower.

A History of China

Modern research has not only demonstrated that all these accounts are inventions of a much later period but has also shown why such narratives were composed.

Author: Wolfram Eberhard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520032683

Category: History

Page: 388

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Modern research has not only demonstrated that all these accounts are inventions of a much later period but has also shown why such narratives were composed. The older historical sources make no mention of any rulers before 2200 B.C. no mention even of their names.

Ancient China

In this book, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and ...

Author: Captivating History

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1795407395

Category: Education

Page: 134

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If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient China, then keep reading... To understand present-day China, its politics, society, and culture in general, we have to go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization. In this book, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and failures. Dynasties will change, people will be killed and born, art made and destroyed, but the Chinese civilization will prevail, rising from humble beginnings to an empire that at some points outshined any other in the world at that time. And yet it won't be only a tale of kings and queens, emperors and rulers. Of palaces and forts, of swords and shields. It will also tell a story of farmers and merchants, artisans and artists, philosophers and scientists. And hopefully by the end of this introductory guide, you will gain a sense of what, who, and how the Chinese civilization was made as great as it was and still is. From that, a better understanding of this amazing Far Eastern culture and its history should arise as well as a greater appreciation of its achievements and contributions to the world. And with a better knowledge of history, a clearer understanding of the world will come as well. In Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty, you will discover topics such as Chinese Lands and Birth of China Shang and Zhou Dynasties and the Rise of Royal Power Disintegration of Royal Power Birth of Imperial China Rise and Fall of the Han Dynasty Society of Ancient China The Ancient Chinese Culture Inventions and Innovations of the Ancient Chinese And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about Ancient China, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

The Cambridge History of China Volume 2 The Six Dynasties 220 589

Written by leading scholars from across the globe, the essays in this volume cover nearly every aspect of the period, including politics, foreign relations, warfare, agriculture, gender, art, philosophy, material culture, local society, and ...

Author: Albert E. Dien

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107020778

Category: History

Page: 346

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The Six Dynasties Period (220-589 CE) is one of the most complex in Chinese history. Written by leading scholars from across the globe, the essays in this volume cover nearly every aspect of the period, including politics, foreign relations, warfare, agriculture, gender, art, philosophy, material culture, local society, and music. While acknowledging the era's political chaos, these essays indicate that this was a transformative period when Chinese culture was significantly changed and enriched by foreign peoples and ideas. It was also a time when history and literature became recognized as independent subjects and religion was transformed by the domestication of Buddhism and the formation of organized Daoism. Many of the trends that shaped the rest of imperial China's history have their origins in this era, such as the commercial vibrancy of southern China, the separation of history and literature from classical studies, and the growing importance of women in politics and religion.

The Cambridge History of China

International scholars and sinologists discuss culture, economic growth, social change, political processes, and foreign influences in China since the earliest pre-dynastic period

Author: Denis Crispin Twitchett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521243386

Category: History

Page: 2094

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International scholars and sinologists discuss culture, economic growth, social change, political processes, and foreign influences in China since the earliest pre-dynastic period

The Story of China

Wood argues that in order to comprehend the great significance of China today, we must begin with its history. The Story of China takes a fresh look at the Middle Kingdom in the light of the recent massive changes inside the country.

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250202581

Category: History

Page: 384

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A single volume history of China, offering a look into the past of the global superpower and its significance today. Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world’s oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years. After a century and a half of foreign invasion, civil war, and revolution, China has once again returned to center stage as a global superpower and the world’s second largest economy. But how did it become so dominant? Wood argues that in order to comprehend the great significance of China today, we must begin with its history. The Story of China takes a fresh look at the Middle Kingdom in the light of the recent massive changes inside the country. Taking into account exciting new archeological discoveries, the book begins with China’s prehistory—the early dynasties, the origins of the Chinese state, and the roots of Chinese culture in the age of Confucius. Wood looks at particular periods and themes that are now being reevaluated by historians, such as the renaissance of the Song with its brilliant scientific discoveries. He paints a vibrant picture of the Qing Empire in the 18th century, just before the European impact, a time when China’s rich and diverse culture was at its height. Then, Wood explores the encounter with the West, the Opium Wars, the clashes with the British, and the extraordinarily rich debates in the late 19th century that pushed China along the path to modernity. Finally, he provides a clear up-to-date account of post-1949 China, including revelations about the 1989 crisis based on newly leaked inside documents, and fresh insights into the new order of President Xi Jinping. All woven together with landscape history and the author’s own travel journals, The Story of China is the indispensable book about the most intriguing and powerful country on the world stage today.

China

Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation.

Author: John Keay

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465020027

Category: History

Page: 624

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Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. With the world's longest tradition of history-writing, its extraordinary past ought to be common knowledge. China, by the eminent historian John Keay, should make it so. Informed by the latest research and enlivened by wit and anecdote, Keay's narrative spans 5,000 years, from the Three Dynasties (2000–220 BC) to Deng Xiaoping's opening of China and the past three decades of economic growth. Broadly chronological, the book presents a history of all the Chinas—including regions (Yunnan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Manchuria) that account for two-thirds of the People's Republic of China land mass but which barely feature in its conventional history. Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is destined to become the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future of this immensely powerful nation.

A History of Chinese Science and Technology

This book is the most authoritative work on the history of Chinese Science and Technology.

Author: Yongxiang Lu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662441624

Category: Science

Page: 624

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A History of Chinese Science and Technology (Voulumes 1, 2 & 3) presents 44 individual lectures, beginning with Ancient Chinese Science and Technology in the Process of Human Civilizations and An Overview of Ancient Chinese Science and Technology, and continuing with in-depth discussions of several issues in the history of science and the Needham Puzzle, interspersed with topics on Astronomy, Arithmetic, Agriculture, and Medicine, The Four Great Inventions, and various technological areas closely related to clothing, food, shelter, and transportation. This book is the most authoritative work on the history of Chinese Science and Technology. It is the Winner of the China Book Award, the Shanghai Book Award (1st prize), and the China Classics International (State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of The People’s Republic of China) and offers an essential resource for academic researchers and non-experts alike. It originated with a series of 44 lectures presented to top Chinese leaders, which received very positive feedback. Written by top Chinese scholars in their respective fields from the Institute for the History of Nature Sciences, Chinese Academic Sciences and many other respected Chinese organizations, the book is intended for scientists, researchers and postgraduate students working in the history of science, philosophy of science and technology, and related disciplines. Yongxiang Lu is a professor, former president and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A History of Journalism in China

This series provides a comprehensive history of journalism in China.

Author: Fang Hanqi

Publisher: Silkroad Press

ISBN: 9814332275

Category: History

Page: 232

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This series provides a comprehensive history of journalism in China. It chronicles two millennia of journalistic history from the 2nd century BC to the 1990s, and includes coverage of newspapers, periodicals, news agencies, broadcast television, photography, documentary film, journal cartoons, journal education, as well as information about reporters, journalists, and other aspects of journalism. Volume 1 tracks the development of journalism in ancient China, from the Pre-Qin period to the late Qing Dynasty. It also draws a full picture of the early publishing activities of both foreigners and the Chinese in nineteenth century China.

The Great Wall of China

This is the first full scholarly study of the Great Wall of China to appear in any language, and it challenges many deeply held ideas about Chinese history.

Author: Arthur Waldron

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316264539

Category: History

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This is the first full scholarly study of the Great Wall of China to appear in any language, and it challenges many deeply held ideas about Chinese history. Drawing both on primary sources and on the latest archaeology, the book first demonstrates that the standard account of the Great Wall is untrue and misleading and then presents a convincing new account. It begins by tracing the various walls and systems of frontier defences that existed in early Chinese history, and shows how the greatest of these achieved a mythical symbolic stature which long survived the Wall itself. A striking concluding chapter traces how the true history of the Wall was lost in the early twentieth century as it was gradually transformed into a Chinese national symbol explained through historical myth. The book is an important contribution to the history of China's defensive policy, and her ideological attitudes, and will be of interest both to students of Chinese history and of international relations in the pre-modern world.

Early China

Beautifully illustrated with a wide range of new images, this book is essential reading for all those wanting to know more about the foundations of Chinese history and civilization.

Author: Li Feng

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052171981X

Category: History

Page: 367

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'Early China' refers to the period from the beginning of human history in China to the end of the Han Dynasty in AD 220. The roots of modern Chinese society and culture are all to be found in this formative period of Chinese civilization. Li Feng's new critical interpretation draws on the most recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries from the past thirty years. This fluent and engaging overview of early Chinese civilization explores key topics including the origins of the written language, the rise of the state, the Shang and Zhou religions, bureaucracy, law and governance, the evolving nature of war, the creation of empire, the changing image of art, and the philosophical search for social order. Beautifully illustrated with a wide range of new images, this book is essential reading for all those wanting to know more about the foundations of Chinese history and civilization.

A History of Modern Chinese Fiction

First published in 1961, and reissued in new editions several times, this is the pioneering, classic study of 20th-century Chinese fiction.

Author: Chih-tsing Hsia

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253213118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 726

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First published in 1961, and reissued in new editions several times, this is the pioneering, classic study of 20th-century Chinese fiction. The book covers some 60 years, from the Literary Revolution of 1917 through the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. C. T. Hsia, Prof. Emeritus of Chinese at Columbia Univ., examines the major writers from Lu Hsun to Eileen Chang and representative works since 1949 from both mainland China and Taiwan. The first serious study of modern Chinese fiction in English, this book is also the best study of its subject available. Not only the specialist, but every reader who is interested in China or in literature will find it of interest. Hsia's astute insights and graceful writing make the book enjoyable as well as deeply edifying.

A Concise History of China

Presents an account of Chinese history, from prehistoric times through the post-Revolution era.

Author: J. A. G. Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: 0674000749

Category: History

Page: 341

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Presents an account of Chinese history, from prehistoric times through the post-Revolution era.

History of Science and Technology in China

The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Science and Technology in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Author: Zhi Dao

Publisher: DeepLogic

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

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The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Science and Technology in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

History of Marriage and Family in China

The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Marriage and Family in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Author: Zhi Dao

Publisher: DeepLogic

ISBN:

Category:

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The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Marriage and Family in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

A History of China

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: S[amuel] Wells 1812-1884 Williams

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 1362694835

Category: History

Page: 496

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