Brief History of Chinese Civilization

ISBN-10: 0495913235
ISBN-13: 9780495913238
Edition: 4th 2013
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List price: $172.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This compelling text explores the development of China through its art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history.

Cary Y. Liuis curator of Asian art, Princeton University Art Museum, and coauthor ofRecarving China’s Past(Yale).

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Classical Civilization of China
"China" in Antiquity
The Neolithic Age
The Rise of the Bronze Age
Erlitou and Xia
The Shang
The Origins of Chinese Writing
Oracle Bones
Bronze Vessels
Other Bronze Age Civilizations
The Western Zhou Dynasty
The Odes
Turbulent Times and Classical Thought
The Spring and Autumn Period
The Warring States Period
"The Hundred Schools"
The Analects
Mozi
Mencius
Xunzi
Laozi and Zhuangzi
Han Feizi
The Early Imperial Period
The Qin
Sources and Historiographical Problems
Reappraisals
The Han
The Formative Years
The Quality of Han Rule
The Xiongnu and Other Neighboring Peoples
Intellectual Movements
Poetry
Gender
Changes in Political Economy during the Han Period
The Fall of the Han
China in a Buddhist Age
The Fundamentals of Buddhism
China during the Period of Disunity
A World in Disarray
China Divided
The Northern Wei (386-534)
Buddhism in the North
Daoism-The Religion
The South
Poetry
Calligraphy
Painting
Buddhism in the South
China on the Eve of Reunification
The Cosmopolitan Civilization of the Sui and Tang: 581-907
The Sui (581-617)
The Tang: Establishment and Consolidation
Gaozong and Empress Wu
High Tang
City Life in the Capital Chang'an
The Flourishing of Buddhism
Institutionally
Aesthetically
Intellectually
Pure Land and Chan
The Hungry Ghost Festival
Daoism
The Rebellion of An Lushan (755-763)
Li Bai and Du Fu
Late Tang
Late Tang Poetry and Culture
Collapse of the Dynasty
Late Imperial/Early Modern Period
China during the Song: 960-1279
The Founding
The New Elite
The Examination System
The Northern Song (960-1127)
Government and Politics
Wang Anshi
The Economy
The Religious Scene
The Confucian Revival
Poetry and Painting
The Southern Song (1127-1279)
Southern Song Cities and Commerce
Literary and Visual Arts
"Neo-Confucianism"
Values and Gender
The End
The Mongol Empire and the Yuan Dynasty
Chinggis Khan: Founding of the Mongol Empire
China under the Mongols: The Early Years (1211-1260)
Kublai Khan and the Early Yuan
The Yuan Continued (1294-1355)
The Economy
Society
Religion
Cultural and Intellectual Life
"Northern" Drama
Painting
Rebellions and Disintegration
The Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644
The Early Ming (1368-1424)
Maritime Expeditions (1405-1433)
The Early Middle Period (1425-1505)
The Later Middle Period (1506-1590)
Economy and Society
Literacy and Literature
The Novel
Drama
Painting
Ming Thought-Wang Yangming
Religion
Ming Thought after Wang Yangming
Dong Qichang and Late Ming Painting
Late Ming Government (1590-1644)
East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters
The Portuguese in East Asia
The Jesuits in Japan
The Impact of Other Europeans
The "Closing" of Japan
The Jesuits in China
The Rites Controversy
The Decline of Christianity in China
Trade with the West and the Canton System
The Qing Dynasty
The Founding of the Qing
Early Qing Thinkers and Painters
The Reign of Kangxi
Yongzheng
Qianlong
Eighteenth-Century Governance
Eighteenth-Century Literati Culture
Fiction
A Buoyant Economy
Social Change
Ecology
Dynastic Decline
China in the Modern World
Internal Crises and Western Intrusion
The Opium War and Taiping Rebellion
The Opium War (1839-1841) and Its Causes
The Treaty of Nanjing and the Treaty System
Internal Crisis
The Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)
Zeng Guofan and the Defeat of the Taipings
China and the World from the Treaty of Nanjing to the End of the Taipings
1870-1894
The Post-Taiping Revival
Self-Strengthening-The First Phase
Self-Strengthening-The Theory
The Empress Dowager and the Government
Education
Economic Self-Strengthening
The Traditional Economic Sector
Missionary Efforts and Christian Influences
Old and New Wine in Old Bottles
Foreign Relations
Continued Pressures
Vietnam and the Sino-French War of 1884-1885
China: Endings and Beginnings, 1894-1927
The Last Years of the Last Dynasty
The New Reformers
The Scramble for Concessions
The Boxer Rising
Winds of Change
Stirrings of Protest and Revolution
Eleventh-Hour Reform
The Revolution of 1911
From Yuan Shikai to Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi)
Yuan Shikai
The Warlord Era
Intellectual Ferment
Intellectual Alternatives
Cultural Alternatives
Marxism in China: The Early Years
The GMD and Sun Yat-Sen (1913-1923)
GMD and CCP Cooperation (1923-1927)
The Break
Establishment of the Nationalist Government
Building a New China
China under the Nationalists
China: The Nanjing Decade-An Uneasy Peace
China: The Nanjing Decade-Domestic Policies
The Chinese Communists (1927-1934)
The Long March
United Front and War
Expansion of the War into a Pacific War
The Course of the War
China at War
Japan at War
The End of World War II
Taiwan
China: Civil War and Communist Triumph (1946-1949)
China under Mao: 1949-1976
Consolidation and Construction Soviet Style, 1949-1958
Government and Politics
Foreign Relations and the Korean War
Economic Policies
Thought Reform and Intellectuals
The Revolution Continued, 1958-1976
The Great Leap Forward and the Great Famine
The Sino-Soviet Split
Domestic Politics, 1961-1965
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: The Radical Phase, 1966-1969
The Winding Down, 1969-1976
The Chinese World since Mao 3
Deng Xiaoping and the Four Modernizations
The Four Cardinal Principles
Intellectual Life and the Arts in the 1980s
Tiananmen
State, Economy, and Society after 1989
The Environment
The Revival of Religion
Foreign Relations and Hong Kong
Intellectuals and Artists after 1989
Taiwan
Afterword
International Tensions
Economic Globalization
Contending Trends
Cultural Globalization
Appendix: Suggestions for Further Study
Notes
Index

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