China between Empires: The Northern and Southern Dynasties [NOOK Book]

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After the collapse of the Han dynasty in the third century CE, China divided along a north-south line. This book traces the changes that both underlay and resulted from this split in a period that saw the geographic redefinition of China, more engagement with the outside world, significant changes to family life, developments in the literary and social arenas, and the introduction of new religions.
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China between Empires: The Northern and Southern Dynasties

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Overview

After the collapse of the Han dynasty in the third century CE, China divided along a north-south line. This book traces the changes that both underlay and resulted from this split in a period that saw the geographic redefinition of China, more engagement with the outside world, significant changes to family life, developments in the literary and social arenas, and the introduction of new religions.
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Editorial Reviews

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The book is wide-ranging in scope and interspersed with interesting ideas.
— V. C. Xiong
Literary Review
This series on China, brilliantly overseen by Timothy Brook, is a credit to Harvard University Press. Above all, it encourages us to think of China in different ways.
— Jonathan Mirsky
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674040151
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/30/2009
  • Series: History of Imperial China , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mark Edward Lewis is Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Chinese Culture, Stanford University.

Timothy Brook is Professor of History at the University of British Columbia.

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Table of Contents


Contents
Introduction
Chapter One The Geography of the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Two The Rise of the Great Families
Chapter Three Military Dynasticism in the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Four Cities in the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Five Rural Society in the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Six China and the Outside World in the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Seven Kinship in the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Eight Institutional Religions in the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Chapter Nine The Literary Field of the Northern and Southern Dynasties
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
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