Birth of an Empire: The State of Qin Revisited

Birth of an Empire: The State of Qin Revisited

by Yuri Pines (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938169076
Publisher: Global, Area, and International Archive
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: New Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society Series , #5
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Yuri Pines is Michael W. Lipson Professor of Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lothar von Falkenhausen is Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History at UCLA. Gideon Shelach is Lous Freiberg Professor of East Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Robin D.S. Yates is James McGill Professor of East Asian Studies and History and Classical Studies and chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

A Note on Conventions xi

General Introduction: Qin History Revisited Yuri Pines Lothar von Falkenhausen Gideon Shelach Robin D. S. Yates 1

Part I Archaeological Reflections

Introduction: Archaeological Perspectives on the Qin "Unification" of China Lothar von Falkenhausen Gideon Shelach 37

1 New Explorations of Early Qin Culture Zhao Huacheng Andrew H. Miller 53

2 From Vassal State to Empire: An Archaeological Examination of Qin Culture Teng Mingyu Susanna Lam 71

3 Collapse or Transformation? Anthropological and Archaeological Perspectives on the Fall of Qin Gideon Shelach 113

Part II State and Society of Qin

Introduction: The Empire of the Scribes Robin D. S. Yates 141

4 Qin-Han Census and Tax and Corvée Administration: Notes on Newly Discovered Materials Hsing I-tien Hsieh Mei-yu William G. Crowell 155

5 Religion and Religious Life of the Qin Poo Mu-chou 187

6 The Changing Status of Slaves in the Qin-Han Transition Robin D. S. Yates 206

Part III Image and Impact of Qin

Introduction: The First Emperor and His Image Yuri Pines 227

7 Emperor Wu of the Han and the First August Emperor of Qin in Sima Qian's Shiji Hans van Ess 239

8 The Messianic Emperor: A New Look at Qin's Place in China's History Yuri Pines 258

9 The First Emperors: Image and Memory Alexander Yakobson 280

Notes 301

Bibliography 335

Contributors 371

Index 373

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