A Brief History of Chinese Civilization / Edition 2

A Brief History of Chinese Civilization / Edition 2

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A Brief History of Chinese Civilization / Edition 2

For the revised edition of this textbook, Schirokauer (Columbia U.) is now joined by Brown (U. of Michigan). Brown is author of the first section of the text covering the beginnings of Chinese and East Asian civilization, through the Han dynasty, and outlining the institutional, intellectual, and political traditions now revered as classical. Schirokauer is author of the remaining four, chronologically-ordered sections, from the fall of the Han in 220 C.E. to present-day China. The preface notes that there is much that is new in the second edition, however, additional specific changes from the first to second edition are not identified. Illustrated with b&w and color photographs and diagrams. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618915064
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/12/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 430
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: THE CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION OF CHINA. 1. "China" in Antiquity. 2. Turbulent Times and Classical Thought. 3. The Early Imperial Period. PART II: CHINA IN A BUDDHIST AGE. 4. China during the Period of Disunity. 5. The Cosmopolitan Civilization of the Sui and Tang: 584-907. PART III: LATE IMPERIAL/EARLY MODERN. 6. China during the Song: 960-1279. 7. The Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty. 8. The Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644. 9. East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters. 10. The Qing Dynasty. PART IV: CHINA IN THE MODERN WORLD. 11. China: Internal Crises and Western Intrusion. 12. China: Endings and Beginnings, 1894-1927. PART V: BUILDING A NEW CHINA. 13. China under the Nationalists. 14. China under Mao. 15. The Chinese World since Mao.

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