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Overview

Since publication of the first edition in 1998, Chinese History: A Manual has become an indispensable guide to researching the civilization and history of China. Updated through January 2000, the second edition discusses some 4,300 primary, secondary, and reference works, an increase of 1,500 titles over the first edition. The temporal coverage has been expanded to include the Republican period; sections on nonverbal salutations, weights and measures, money, and furniture have been added; the chapters on language, etymology, people, geography, chronology, warfare, leishu, food, and the Chinese world order have been thoroughly revised; and the subject index has been enlarged to include 2,500 technical terms.

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Editorial Reviews

China Review International

Endymion Wilkinson has created an extremely useful navigational guide in English to the vast ocean of China's long traditional civilization. Because of its many strong points it can be considered one of a kind, a unique work...There are numerous points that distinguish this manual as a work of the first rank, a collection that will be utilized and referenced by scholars for decades to come.
— Ronald Suleski

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

The content of this book is extremely rich…One has to admire the effort and ability the author has shown in tracing down some of the obscure publications from less well-known publishers…This book will doubtless become the essential buyers' guide for every librarian of sinology for months to come!
— Wang Tao

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674002494
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series , #52
  • Edition description: Revised and Enlarged Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1100
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 2.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Endymion Wilkinson is a scholar and a diplomat (EU Ambassador to China, 1994–2001).

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Table of Contents

Note to Revised and Enlarged Edition

Acknowledgments to Revised and Enlarged Edition

Acknowledgments to 1998 Edition

Contents

Boxes and Tables

Preface

Conventions

Introduction

Recent Historiographical Trends

Center and Periphery

Periodization

The Dynasties

I Basics

1. Language

2. Dictionaries

3. People

4. Geography

5. Chronology

6. Telling the Time

7. Statistics

8. Guides and Encyclopaedias

9. Locating Books

10. Locating Secondary Sources

11. Libraries

II Pre-Qin Sources

12. Archaeology

13. Pre-Qin Archaeology

14. Prehistoric Signs and Symbols

15. Oracle-Bone Inscriptions

16. The Characters: Evolution and Structure

17. Epigraphy

18. From Bamboo Strips to Printed Books

19. Excavated and Transmitted Texts

III Historical Genres

20. Primary and Secondary Sources

21. Annals

22. Standard Histories

23. Topically Arranged Histories

24. Miscellaneous Histories

25. Government Institutions

26. Official Communications

27. Law

28. War

IV Other Primary Sources

29. Myth and Religion

30. Literary Anthologies and Collected Works

31. Leishu

32. Biji

33. Philosophical Works

34. Popular Literature

35. Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

36. Medicine

37. Technology and Science

38. Calligraphy, Painting, and Music

39. Women's Studies

40. Non-Han Peoples (Inside China)

41. Non-Han Peoples (Outside China)

42. Foreign Accounts of China

V Primary Sources by Period

43. Introduction: Guides

44. Qin and Han

45. Wei, Jin, Nan-Bei Chao

46. Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties

47. Song

48. Liao, Xi Xia, Jin, and Yuan

49. Ming

50. Qing

51. The Republic

Appendix: Publishers

Index of Terms Explained

Index of Names

Index of Book and Periodical Titles

Subject Index

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