Heritage of Chinese Civilization

ISBN-10: 0205790542

ISBN-13: 9780205790548

Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Albert M. Craig
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Description: 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.For survey courses in the History of Asia and the History of China.

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List price: $82.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858

Albert M. Craig is Harvard-Yenching Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Choshu in the Meiji Restoration, The Heritage of Japanese Civilization, and East Asia: Tradition and Transformation.Albert M. Craig is Harvard-Yenching Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Choshu in the Meiji Restoration, The Heritage of Japanese Civilization, and East Asia: Tradition and Transformation.

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Preface
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
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
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
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
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
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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