In this lavishly illustrated history of China, Patricia Ebrey brings academic expertise and a highly engaging style to her task of tracing the origins of Chinese culture from prehistory to the modern communist state, embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics. Both as a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization, and an expert exploration of the continuities and disjunctures of Chinese history, Patricia Ebrey's book is invaluable.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Illustrated History Series|
|Edition description:||1 PBK ED|
|Product dimensions:||7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.94(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The origins of Chinese civilization: Neolithic period to the Western Zhou dynasty (animal and human imagery in bronze vessels); 2. Philosophical foundations: the Eastern Zhou period; 3. The creation of the bureaucratic empire: the Qin and Han dynasties; 4. Buddhism, aristocracy, and alien rulers: the age of division (early Buddhist art); 5. A cosmopolitan empire: the Tang dynasty; 6. Shifting south: the Song dynasty (landscape painting); 7. Alien rule: the Liao, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (drama and the performing arts); 8. The limits of autocracy: the Ming dynasty (the kilns at Jingdezhen); 9. Manchus and imperialism: the Qing dynasty (working for a living); 10. Taking action: the early twentieth century (modern Chinese painting); 11. Radical reunification: the People's Republic (the cult of Mao); 12. Opening to the world: China since 1976 (Tibet); Epilogue; Chronology.