Chinese History: A Manual

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A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the basic problems encountered in researching traditional Chinese civilization and history, with discussions of over 2,500 primary sources and reference works and a selection of 500 of the most outstanding contributions of modern scholarship.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contents
Boxes and Tables
Preface
Conventions
Introduction 1
I Basics
1 Language 17
2 Dictionaries 62
3 People 95
4 Geography 130
5 Chronology 170
6 Telling the Time 199
7 Statistics 224
8 Guides and Encyclopaedias 242
9 Locating Primary Sources 249
10 Locating Secondary Sources 284
11 Libraries 311
II Pre-Qin Sources
12 Introduction 331
13 Archaeology 341
14 Pre-Oracle Bone Signs and Symbols 362
15 Oracle-Bone Inscriptions 377
16 The Characters: Evolution and Structure 397
17 Epigraphy 417
18 The Earliest Manuscripts 435
19 Textual Sources 453
III Historical Genres
20 Primary and Secondary Sources 471
21 Annals 484
22 Standard Histories 491
23 Topically Arranged Histories 508
24 Miscellaneous Histories 510
25 Official Communications 514
26 Government Institutions 521
27 Penal and Administrative Law 527
28 Army Administration, Warfare and Uprisings 543
IV Literary and Other Primary Sources
29 Leishu 555
30 Anthologies and Collected Works 564
31 Biji 573
32 Philosophical Works 576
33 Myth and Religion 580
34 Popular Literature 605
35 Agriculture, Food and the Environment 613
36 Medicine 646
37 Technology and Science 654
38 Painting, Calligraphy and Music 665
39 Women's Studies 675
40 Non-Han Peoples (Inside China) 682
41 Non-Han Peoples (Outside China) 694
42 Foreign Accounts of China 721
V Primary Sources by Period
43 Introduction: Guides 741
44 Qin, Han 746
45 Wei, Jin, Nan-Bei Chao 774
46 Sui, Tang and Five Dynasties 784
47 Song 809
48 Liao, Xi-Xia, Jin and Yuan 827
49 Ming 844
50 Qing 863
Appendix: Publishers 937
Index of Names 947
Index of Titles of Books 973
Subject Index 1051
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