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China between Empires: The Northern and Southern Dynasties
     

China between Empires: The Northern and Southern Dynasties

by Mark Edward LEWIS, Mark Edward Lewis
 

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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

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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674040151
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
History of Imperial China , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,184,448
File size:
2 MB

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An original, useful, and very timely book, China between Empires is arguably the first single-volume comprehensive treatment for general readers of Chinese history between AD 220 and 589. Lewis writes clearly and with conviction and marshals an impressive array of evidence--historical, religious, technological, literary, and archaeological. It is a remarkable achievement, especially considering the extreme complexity of the period.
Lothar von Falkenhausen
An original, useful, and very timely book, China between Empires is arguably the first single-volume comprehensive treatment for general readers of Chinese history between AD 220 and 589. Lewis writes clearly and with conviction and marshals an impressive array of evidence--historical, religious, technological, literary, and archaeological. It is a remarkable achievement, especially considering the extreme complexity of the period.

Lothar von Falkenhausen, University of California, Los Angeles

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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