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The Heritage of Chinese Civilization / Edition 3

The Heritage of Chinese Civilization / Edition 3

by Albert M. Craig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205790542

ISBN-13: 9780205790548

Pub. Date: 07/09/2010

Publisher: Pearson

For survey courses in the History of Asia and the History of China.

The Heritage of Chinese Civilization, Third Edition, offers students a clear and concise single-volume narrative covering all of the major periods of Chinese history. The text is organized chronologically and features brief yet penetrating analysis to provide a comprehensive

Overview

For survey courses in the History of Asia and the History of China.

The Heritage of Chinese Civilization, Third Edition, offers students a clear and concise single-volume narrative covering all of the major periods of Chinese history. The text is organized chronologically and features brief yet penetrating analysis to provide a comprehensive introductory overview of Chinese history from its origins through the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205790548
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Maps
Documents
Preface

CHAPTER ONE: EARLY CHINA
Origins: Old and New Stone Ages
Early Bronze Age: Shang
Later Bronze Age: Western Zhou
Iron Age: Eastern Zhou
Iron Age: Birth of Chinese Philosophy
Confucianism
Daoism
Legalism
Early Chinese Thought in Historical Perspective

CHAPTER TWO: CHINA’S FIRST EMPIRE (221 BC–220 AD) AND ITS AFTERMATH (220—589 AD)
Qin Unification of China
Former Han Dynasty (206 B.C.—8 A.D.)
The Dynastic Cycle
Early Years of the Former Han Dynasty
Han Wudi
Xiongnu
Government During the Former Han
The Silk Road
Decline and Usurpation
Later Han (25—220 A.D.) and Its Aftermath (220—589 A.D.)
First Century
Decline During the Second Century
Aftermath of Empire
Han Thought and Religion
Han Confucianism
History
Neo-Daoism
Buddhism
China’s First Empire in Historical Perspective

CHAPTER THREE: HIGH IMPERIAL CHINA (589—1368)
Reestablishment of Empire: Sui (589—618) and Tang (618—907) Dynasties
The Sui Dynasty
The Tang Dynasty (618—907)
Government
The Empress Wu
The Chang’an of Emperor Xuan Zong
The Tang Empire
Rebellion and Decline
Tang Culture
Song Dynasty (960—1279)
Agricultural Revolution: From Serfs to Free Farmers
Commercial Revolution
Technology and Money
Trade
Government: From Aristocracy to Autocracy
Song Culture
Philosophy
Poetry
Painting
Yuan Dynasty (1279—1368): China in the Mongol World Empire
Rise of the Mongol Empire
Mongol Rule in China
Foreign Contacts and Chinese Culture
Last Years of the Yuan
Imperial China in Historical Perspective

CHAPTER FOUR: LATE IMPERIAL CHINA: THE MING (1368—1644) AND QING (1644—1912) DYNASTIES
Economic Regions
People
China’s Third Commercial Revolution
Women in the Commercial Revolution
The Pattern of Ming Rule
Emperors
Officials
Eunuchs
Gentry
Ming Foreign Relations
The Pattern of Qing Rule
Kangxi and Qianlong
New Institutions
Qing Foreign Relations
Contacts with the West
Ming-Qing Culture
Late Imperial China in Historical Perspective

CHAPTER FIVE: MODERN CHINA (1839—1949)
Close of Manchu Rule
The Opium War and Its Aftermath (1839—1860)
Rebellions Against the Dynasty (1850—1873)
The Court at Beijing
Regional Governments
Treaty Ports
The Borderlands
The Northwest
Vietnam
Korea
From Dynasty to Warlordism (1895—1926)
Cultural and Ideological Ferment: The May Fourth Movement (1914—1920s)
Nationalist China
Guomindang Unification of China and the Nanjing Decade (1927—1937)
War and Revolution (1937—1949)
Modern China in Historical Perspective

CHAPTER SIX: CHINA, THE LAST HALF CENTURY

Mao’s China
Consolidation
The Soviet Model
The Great Leap Forward
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1965—1976)
From Deng Xiaoping to the Present
Political Development
Economic Growth
Social Change
China and the World
Taiwan
Modern China in Historical Perspective

Index

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