Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilization

ISBN-10: 0618914943
ISBN-13: 9780618914944
Edition: 3rd 2006
List price: $197.95
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Book details

List price: $197.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

This compelling text explores the development of China and Japan through their art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of East Asia.

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

Suzanne Gay is Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. Her research interests include the social and economic history of medieval Japan, with a particular emphasis on the role of commoners in history. Her monography, THE MONEYLENDERS OF LATE MEDIEVAL KYOTO, was published by University of Hawaii Press in 2001. She is currently working on the history of two merchant families of medieval Kyoto, and her next project will focus on commerce and pilgrimage in the Oyamazaki area southwest of Kyoto.

David Lurie, Associate Professor of Japanese History and Literature at Columbia University, specializes in the literary, cultural, and intellectual history of premodern Japan. His research concerns the development of writing and literacy; the history of linguistic thought; and Japanese and comparative mythology. His first book, Realms of Literacy: Early Japan and the History of Writing (2011), treated the advent of Japanese inscription and the early development of literature and other modes of writing.

The Classical Civilization of China
""China"" in Antiquity
Turbulent Times and Classical Thought
The Early Imperial Period The Qin The Han
China and Japan in a Buddhist Age
China during the Period of Disunity
The Cosmopolitan Civilization of the Sui and Tang: 581-907
Early Japan to 794 Prehistory The Emergency of the Japanese State and Elite Culture
Heian Japan
A New and Crucial Phase
China during the Song: 960-1279
The Mongol Empire and The Yuan Dynasty
The Ming Dyn

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