China A History

ISBN-10: 0465025188
ISBN-13: 9780465025183
Edition: N/A
Authors: John Keay
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

John Keay's recent books includeSowing the Wind: the Mismanagement of the Middle East 1900-1960andLast Post: The End of Empire in the Far East.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps and Diagrams
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Rewriting the past
Spadework
Cradle, core and beyond
The dynastic dynamic
The triumph of Pinyin
A matter of scale
Rites To Writing, Pre c. 1050 BC
The Great Beginning
Glint of bronze
Finding family
In the oracular
Sages and Heroes, c. 1050-c. 250 BC
Footprints of Zhou
Less spring than autumn
The Confucian conveyance
Warring states and statist wars
The First Empire, c. 250-210 BC
Stone Cattle Road
Qin's cultural revolution
Crumbling wall, hidden tomb
Han Ascendant, 210-141 BC
Qin implodes
Pawn to king
Jaded monarchs
Within and Beyond, 141 BC-AD 1
Han and Hun
Explorer Zhang and the Western Regions
Administering an empire
Confucian fundamentalism
Wang Mang and the Han Reprise, AD 1-189
A one-man dynasty
Across the watershed
Decline and fall
Four Hundred Years of Vicissitude, 189-550
Three Kingdoms and the Red Cliffs
Dao and the Celestial Masters
Enter the Enlightened One
Into the abyss
Luoyang again
Sui, Tang and the Second Empire, 550-650
Intercalary conjunction
Sui-cide
Sons of the sunset and the sunrise
Beyond the Jade Gate
High Tang, 650-755
Wanton, not wayward
The greatest power in Asia
Like a breath of spring
A turning point
Reconfiguring the Empire, 755-1005
Low Tang
Five Dynasties or Ten Kingdoms
Song and Liao
Caving In, 1005-1235
The Great State of White and High
Reform and reappraisal
In Singing-girl Towers
Jin and Song
By Land and Sea, 1235-1405
Sunset of the Song
Mongol reunification
Mongol misadventures
Triumph of the Ming
The Rites of Ming, 1405-1620
From the edge of the sky to the ends of the earth
Misadventures and misfortunes
The Great Rites Controversy
Landmarks and inroads
The Manchu Conquest, 1620-1760
Overwhelming Ming
From Jurchen to Manchu
Much in demand
Zungharia, Xinjiang and Tibet
Death Throes of Empire, 1760-1880
Self-evident truths
Insults and opium
Taiping and Tianjin
Republicans and Nationalists, 1880-1950
Brush to pen
From empire to republic
War and more war
Long March, long war
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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