The Early Chinese Empires

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ISBN: 9780674040144
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Number of pages: 333
Author: Mark Edward LEWIS
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online The Early Chinese Empires in PDF and EPUB In 221 B.C. 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 imperial China, Lewis highlights the key challenges facing the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity.


The Early Chinese Empires

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ISBN: UOM:39015069375759
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 321
Author: Mark Edward LEWIS
Publisher: Belknap Press

Download and read online The Early Chinese Empires in PDF and EPUB In 221 B.C. 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 imperial China, Lewis highlights the key challenges facing the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity.


Women in Early Imperial China

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ISBN: 9780742568242
Release Date: 2010-08-16
Number of pages: 256
Author: Bret Hinsch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Download and read online Women in Early Imperial China in PDF and EPUB After a long spell of chaos, the Qin and Han dynasties (221 BCE–220 CE) saw the unification of the Chinese Empire under a single ruler, government, and code of law. During this era, changing social and political institutions affected the ways people conceived of womanhood. New ideals were promulgated, and women's lives gradually altered to conform to them. And under the new political system, the rulers' consorts and their families obtained powerful roles that allowed women unprecedented influence in the highest level of government. Recognized as the leading work in the field, this introductory survey offers the first sustained history of women in the early imperial era. Now in a revised edition that incorporates the latest scholarship and theoretical approaches, the book draws on extensive primary and secondary sources in Chinese and Japanese to paint a remarkably detailed picture of the distant past. Bret Hinsch's introductory chapters orient the nonspecialist to early imperial Chinese society; subsequent chapters discuss women's roles from the multiple perspectives of kinship, wealth and work, law, government, learning, ritual, and cosmology. An enhanced array of line drawings, a Chinese-character glossary, and extensive notes and bibliography enhance the author's discussion. Historians and students of gender and early China alike will find this book an invaluable overview.


The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China

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ISBN: 031332588X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Number of pages: 170
Author: Grant Hardy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China in PDF and EPUB Examines the Han empire from political, geographical, material, and cultural perspectives.


Geschichte der Welt Die Welt vor 600

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ISBN: 9783406641114
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Number of pages: 1082
Author: Akira Iriye
Publisher: C.H.Beck

Download and read online Geschichte der Welt Die Welt vor 600 in PDF and EPUB Von der Altsteinzeit bis zur Spätantike reicht das große Panorama, das im ersten Band der Geschichte der Welt entworfen wird – eine grandiose Darstellung von mehr als 2,7 Millionen Jahren Kultur- und Ereignisgeschichte der Menschheit. Sie reicht von den Anfängen der Menschwerdung über den Beginn des Ackerbaus, das Aufblühen der frühen Hochkulturen bis zur Epoche der griechisch-römischen Welt und dem Ende der Gupta-Zeit in Indien, dem Niedergang der Sui-Dynastie in China und dem Aufkommen des Islam. Dieser Band über ferne Zeiten und alte Kulturen der Menschheit liefert den Schlüssel zum Verständnis auch jüngerer Epochen, wurden sie doch nachhaltig von Kulturen geprägt, die bereits untergegangen waren, lange bevor die Schrift erfunden wurde. Die meisterhafte Beschreibung der frühen Zivilisationen erhellt gleichermaßen das schriftlose Dunkel der Frühgeschichte wie den kulturellen Reichtum des Alten Orients, Ägyptens und der Klassischen Antike, aber auch der indischen und ostasiatischen Staatenwelt. Alle Beiträge sind großzügig mit Karten, Plänen, Abbildungen und Zeittafeln ausgestattet. Mit Beiträgen von Hans-Joachim Gehrke, Mark Edward Lewis (übersetzt von Andreas Wirthensohn), Axel Michaels, Hermann Parzinger und Karen Radner


The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

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ISBN: 9780199735785
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Number of pages: 1507
Author: Neil Asher Silberman
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Oxford Companion to Archaeology in PDF and EPUB The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, second edition, provides thorough coverage to historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. Other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations in the field. Approximately 200 new entries have been added and first-edition entries have been updated. The second edtion will be available in DRS.


A History of East Asia

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ISBN: 9781107118737
Release Date: 2017-01-11
Number of pages: 481
Author: Charles Holcombe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online A History of East Asia in PDF and EPUB The second edition of Charles Holcombe's acclaimed introduction to East Asian history from the dawn of history to the twenty-first century.


China A History Volume 1

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ISBN: 9781603845632
Release Date: 2010-03-12
Number of pages: 414
Author: Harold Miles Tanner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Download and read online China A History Volume 1 in PDF and EPUB Now available in two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive notes, recommendations for further reading and an index.


China A History

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ISBN: 9780872209152
Release Date: 2009-03-13
Number of pages: 624
Author: Harold Miles Tanner
Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Download and read online China A History in PDF and EPUB A deep and rigorous, yet eminently accessible introduction to the political, social, and cultural development of imperial Chinese civilisation, this volume develops a number of important themes -- such as the ethnic diversity of the early empires -- that other editions omit entirely or discuss only minimally. Includes a general introduction, chronology, bibliography, illustrations, maps, and an index.


China in World History

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ISBN: 9780195381955
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 184
Author: Paul S. Ropp
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online China in World History in PDF and EPUB Here is a fascinating compact history of Chinese political, economic, and cultural life, ranging from the origins of civilization in China to the beginning of the 21st century. Historian Paul Ropp combines vivid story-telling with astute analysis to shed light on some of the larger questions of Chinese history. What is distinctive about China in comparison with other civilizations? What have been the major changes and continuities in Chinese life over the past four millennia? Offering a global perspective, the book shows how China's nomadic neighbors to the north and west influenced much of the political, military, and even cultural history of China. Ropp also examines Sino-Indian relations, highlighting the impact of the thriving trade between India and China as well as the profound effect of Indian Buddhism on Chinese life. Finally, the author discusses the humiliation of China at the hands of Western powers and Japan, explaining how these recent events have shaped China's quest for wealth, power and respect today, and have colored China's perception of its own place in world history.


Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China

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ISBN: 9781438450377
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Number of pages: 261
Author: Charles Sanft
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Communication and Cooperation in Early Imperial China in PDF and EPUB Challenges traditional views of the Qin dynasty as an oppressive regime by revealing cooperative aspects of its governance. This revealing book challenges longstanding notions of the Qin dynasty, China’s first imperial dynasty (221–206 BCE). The received history of the Qin dynasty and its founder is one of cruel tyranny with rule through fear and coercion. Using a wealth of new information afforded by the expansion of Chinese archaeology in recent decades as well as traditional historical sources, Charles Sanft concentrates on cooperative aspects of early imperial government, especially on the communication necessary for government. Sanft suggests that the Qin authorities sought cooperation from the populace with a publicity campaign in a wide variety of media—from bronze and stone inscriptions to roads to the bureaucracy. The book integrates theory from anthropology and economics with early Chinese philosophy and argues that modern social science and ancient thought agree that cooperation is necessary for all human societies.


China Between Empires

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ISBN: 0674026055
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 340
Author: Mark Edward LEWIS
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online China Between Empires in PDF and EPUB The geography of the northern and southern dynasties -- The rise of the great families -- Military dynasticism in the northern and southern dynasties -- Cities in the northern and southern dynasties -- Rural society in the northern and southern dynasties -- China and the outside world in the northern and southern dynasties -- Kinship in the northern and southern dynasties -- Institutional religions in the northern and southern dynasties -- The literary field of the northern and southern dynasties


China at War

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ISBN: 9781598844153
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 605
Author: Xiaobing Li
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online China at War in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive volume traces the Chinese military and its experiences over the past 2,500 years, describing clashes with other kingdoms and nations as well as internal rebellions and revolutions. * Approximately 300 A–Z entries covering China's military tradition over the past 2,500 years * Contributions from over 50 distinguished international scholars from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States * Maps of China and Asia, depicting provinces and major cities, major battles and campaigns, and disputed borders * Photographs of military leaders, soldiers, weapon systems, and battle grounds * Selected multicultural bibliography of research materials from the field of military history, both in English and in Chinese * A helpful appendix of Chinese dynasties


State Power in Ancient China and Rome

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ISBN: 9780190202248
Release Date: 2015
Number of pages: 303
Author: Walter Scheidel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online State Power in Ancient China and Rome in PDF and EPUB The Chinese and the Romans created the largest empires of the ancient world. Separated by thousands of miles of steppe, mountains and sea, these powerful states developed independently and with very limited awareness of each other's existence. This parallel process of state formation served as a massive natural experiment in social evolution that provides unique insight into the complexities of historical causation. Comparisons between the two empires shed new light on the factors that led to particular outcomes and help us understand similarities and differences in ancient state formation. The explicitly comparative perspective adopted in this volume opens up a dialogue between scholars from different areas of specialization, encouraging them to address big questions about the nature of imperial rule. In a series of interlocking case studies, leading experts of early China and the ancient Mediterranean explore the relationship between rulers and elite groups, the organization and funding of government, and the ways in which urban development reflected the interplay between state power and communal civic institutions.0Bureaucratization, famously associated with Qin and Han China but long less prominent in the Roman world, receives special attention as an index of the ambitions and capabilities of kings and emperors. The volume concludes with a look at the preconditions for the emergence of divine rulership. Taken together, these pioneering contributions lay the foundations for a systematic comparative history of early empires.


The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

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ISBN: 9781439084748
Release Date: 2009-11-06
Number of pages: 512
Author: Richard Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History in PDF and EPUB THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of environment and technology and diversity and dominance to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors’ approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.