China A History Volume 1

Available in one or 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 ...

China  A History  Volume 1

Author: Harold M. Tanner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603845631

Page: 414

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Available in one or 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. Volume 1: From Neolithic Cultures through the Great Qing Empire (10,000 BCE—1799). Volume 2: From the Great Qing Empire through the People's Republic of China (1644—2009).

China A History Volume 1

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 civilisation from its beginnings to ...

China  A History  Volume 1

Author: Harold Miles Tanner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603845649

Page: 414

View: 475

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 civilisation 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.

The History and Spirit of Chinese Art Volume 1

In The History and Spirit of Chinese Art, aesthetics expert Zhang Fa deciphers the philosophies and thoughts that have defined Chinese art since the very beginning of the Chinese civilization, moving through the dynastic landmarks of ...

The History and Spirit of Chinese Art  Volume 1

Author: Zhang Fa

Publisher: Enrich Professional Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1623201268

Page: 200

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Art is always a product of cultural evolution, and The History and Spirit of Chinese Art looks at this universal process as it unfolded in ancient China. With “mountain-water” landscape paintings, works of classical Chinese calligraphy, and blue and white porcelain widely displayed in museums and fetching high prices in auction houses worldwide, Chinese art is no longer foreign to the Western world. However, to many, the making of such cultural artefacts remains an enigmatic process. Indeed, Chinese art, the product of such an old civilization, was shaped by an ongoing process of evolution along the ebbs and flows of China’s history as a nation. In The History and Spirit of Chinese Art, aesthetics expert Zhang Fa deciphers the philosophies and thoughts that have defined Chinese art since the very beginning of the Chinese civilization, moving through the dynastic landmarks of artistic development with discussions of numerous art forms including paintings, architecture, dance and music, calligraphy, and literature.

China A History

Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.

China  A History

Author: John Keay

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007372086

Page: 512

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Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.

China A History

The following interpretation of Wang Mang's reign follows that of Hans
Bielenstein, “Wang Mang, the Restoration of the Han Dynasty, and the Later Han,
” in Denis Twitchett and Michael Loewe, eds., The Cambridge History of China,
Vol. 1: The ...

China  A History

Author: Harold Miles Tanner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872209156

Page: 624

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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.

A History of China Prehistory to c 1800

The first volume in a new survey of China's history from prehistoric times to the modern day. Brings together themes found in recent scholarly writing and the controversies which have been raised.

A History of China  Prehistory to c  1800

Author: J. A. G. Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 252

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The first volume in a new survey of China's history from prehistoric times to the modern day. Brings together themes found in recent scholarly writing and the controversies which have been raised.

An Intellectual History of China

A history of traditional Chinese thought with a new perspective, emphasizing contextualization and the complex dynamics between intellectual thought and its historical situations.

An Intellectual History of China

Author: Zhaoguang Ge

Publisher: Brill's Humanities in China Li

ISBN: 9789004171756

Page: 425

View: 957

A history of traditional Chinese thought with a new perspective, emphasizing contextualization and the complex dynamics between intellectual thought and its historical situations. It illuminates the significance of the Chinese world order, its underlying value system, the origins of Chinese cultural identity and foreign influences.

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.

China

Author: John Keay

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046502002X

Page: 624

View: 986

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.

Education in Traditional China

This comprehensive survey covers the main aspects of China's educational history: schools and examination system, student movements, private academies, the relationship between state, society and education, life of intellectuals, the ...

Education in Traditional China

Author: Thomas H. C. Lee

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103634

Page: 762

View: 388

This comprehensive survey covers the main aspects of China's educational history: schools and examination system, student movements, private academies, the relationship between state, society and education, life of intellectuals, the conventions of intellectual discourse, and the tradition of China's classical learning.

Medicine in China

Unschuld provides a description and analysis of the contents and structure of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical literature. Unschuld has selected some one hundred titles in this far-reaching study.

Medicine in China

Author: Paul Ulrich Unschuld

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520050259

Page: 367

View: 764

Unschuld provides a description and analysis of the contents and structure of traditional Chinese pharmaceutical literature. Unschuld has selected some one hundred titles in this far-reaching study.

A History of Chinese Philosophy

Since its original publication in Chinese in the 1930s, this work has been accepted by Chinese scholars as the most important contribution to the study of their country's philosophy.

A History of Chinese Philosophy

Author: Youlan Feng

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691020211

Page: 496

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Since its original publication in Chinese in the 1930s, this work has been accepted by Chinese scholars as the most important contribution to the study of their country's philosophy. In 1952 the book was published by Princeton University Press in an English translation by the distinguished scholar of Chinese history, Derk Bodde, "the dedicated translator of Fung Yu-lan's huge history of Chinese philosophy" (New York Times Book Review). Available for the first time in paperback, it remains the most complete work on the subject in any language. Volume I covers the period of the philosophers, from the beginnings to around 100 B.C., a philosophical period as remarkable as that of ancient Greece. Volume II discusses a period lesser known in the West--the period of classical learning, from the second century B.C. to the twentieth century.

The Cambridge History of China Volume 1 The Ch in and Han Empires 221 BC AD 220

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

The Cambridge History of China  Volume 1  The Ch in and Han Empires  221 BC AD 220

Author: John King Fairbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521243278

Page: 1024

View: 584

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