Ancient China

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Ancient China chronicles 3500 years of China's recorded civilization, beginning with the founding of the Shang dynasty around 1500 B.C., and continuing through the Great Cultural Revolution now in progress. It is a rich, exciting story, important to our understanding of today's crisis between East and West, yet surprisingly little is known. Fitzgerald traces the great sweep of Chinese civilization through all its millenniums. He writes of the great events and powerful men who have shaped China's destiny including...

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Overview

Ancient China chronicles 3500 years of China's recorded civilization, beginning with the founding of the Shang dynasty around 1500 B.C., and continuing through the Great Cultural Revolution now in progress. It is a rich, exciting story, important to our understanding of today's crisis between East and West, yet surprisingly little is known. Fitzgerald traces the great sweep of Chinese civilization through all its millenniums. He writes of the great events and powerful men who have shaped China's destiny including the early efforts to unite China, the rise and fall of dynasties and the invasions of barbarians, the encroachment of the West and the Civil War in our own century, Shih Huang Ti and Genghis Khan, Sun Yat-sen, and Mao Tse-tung.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596873025
  • Publisher: Brick Tower Press
  • Publication date: 1/9/2006
  • Pages: 297
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

The Approach to China 1
1 Land and Language 13
2 The Dawn of China 33
3 The Sages 53
4 The Family 69
5 The Three Ways 89
6 The Early Empire 107
7 The Spirit of Invention 125
8 The Golden Age 141
9 Travelers and Traders 219
10 The Later Empire 235
11 The Scholar's World 255
12 Artists and Writers 271
13 The Impact of Europe 285
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