Cambridge Illustrated History of China

ISBN-10: 052166991X

ISBN-13: 9780521669917

Edition: 1999

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Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times and follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism and the earliest of the great imperial dynasties to the modern communist state.
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Book details

List price: $41.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
The origins of Chinese civilization: Neolithic period to the western Zhou dynasty (animal and human imagery in bronze vessels)
Philosophical foundations: the eastern Zhou period
The creation of the bureaucratic empire: the Qin and Han dynasties
Buddhism, aristocracy, and alien rulers: the age of division (early Buddhist art)
A cosmopolitan empire: the Tang dynasty
Shifting south: the Song dynasty (landscape painting)
Alien rule: the Liao, Jin, and Yuan dynasties (drama and the performing arts)
The limits of autocracy: the Ming dynasty (the kilns at Jingdezhen)
Manchus and imperialism: the Qing dynasty (working for a living)
Taking action: the early twentieth century (modern Chinese painting)
Radical reunification: the People's Republic
Epilogue
Chronology
Picture acknowledgements
Notes
Further reading
Index
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