A Concise History of China / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Harvard University Press
The centuries-long complexity of China's political experience, the richness of its culture, and the drama of its economic unfolding are the hallmarks of this short but sweeping history. China's own history is entwined with its response to the West in a rich tapestry depicting its peoples, rulers, and society. More than a nuanced history of a vast continent, this study is sensitive to the multifaceted and changing interpretations of China that have been offered over the years.
In this overarching book, J. A. G. Roberts refers to recent archeological findsthe caches of bronze vessels found at Sanxingduiand to new documentary reevaluationsthe reassessment of Manchu documentation. The first half of the book provides an up-to-date interpretation of China's early and imperial history, while the second half concentrates on the modern period and provides an interpretive account of major developmentsthe impact of Western imperialism, the rise of Chinese Communism, and the record of the People's Republic of China since 1949.
Concise and direct, this book is a compelling narrative and handy companion for those interested in China.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.48(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.95(d)|
About the Author
J. A. G. Roberts specializes in the history of China and Japan and is Principal Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Huddersfield, England. He is the author of four other books on China.
Table of Contents
List of Maps
1. The Prehistory and Early History of China
2. From the Period of Division to the Tang Dynasty
3. The Song and Yuan Dynasties
4. The Early Modern Period: The Ming and the Early Qing
5. China in the Late Qing
6. Republican China, 1911-49
7. China since the 1949 Revolution