Overview

“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.”

—Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University

Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich ...

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China: Its History and Culture

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Overview

“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.”

—Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University

Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces China’s history from Neolithic times to the present day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071465267
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 9/2/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 575,568
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

W. Scott Morton (New York, NY) is a full professor emeritus in Chinese and Japanese history and culture and in ancient history at Seton Hall University, in New Jersey.

Charlton N. Lewis (Brooklyn, NY) is a professor emeritus of Chinese history at Brooklyn College, CUNY.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi Foreword by Professor Wing-tsit Chan xiii Preface to the Fourth Edition xvii Acknowledgments xix A Note on Spelling and Pronunciation xxi Introduction 1 1 The Land and the People of China 5 2 Origins and Early History 11 3 The Formative Period 22 Zhou Dynasty: 1027–221 b.c. 4 Religion and Philosophy 29 5 Unification and Expansion 45 Qin Dynasty: 221–206 b.c. Han Dynasty: 206 b.c.–a.d. 221 6 Outsiders, Generals, and Eccentrics 71 The Six Dynasties Period: a.d. 222–589 7 The Flowering of Chinese Civilization 81 Sui Dynasty: 589–618 Tang Dynasty: 618–907 8 The Chinese Enter on Their Modern Times 98 Five Dynasties: 907–960, North China Ten Kingdoms: 907–970, South China Song Dynasty: 960–1126 Jin Dynasty (Jurchen): 1126–1234, North China Southern Song Dynasty: 1127–1279, South China 9 The Mongol Interruption 115 Yuan Dynasty: 1280–1368 10 The Restoration and Consolidation of Chinese Rule 123 Ming Dynasty: 1368–1644 11 The Manzhou: Summit and Decline of the Empire 137 Qing Dynasty: 1644–1911 12 The Impact of the West in the Nineteenth and EarlyTwentieth Centuries 148 13 The Republican Revolution 1900–1949 175 14 The Communist Revolution 1949–1965 201 15 The Cultural Revolution and Its Aftermath 1966–1978 215 16 Deng Xiaoping and the Reform Era 1978–1992 227 17 The Party, Greater China, and the Wider World 1993–2003 242 18 A Changing Society 261 Chronology 287 Selected Bibliography 295 Index 299
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