Formation of Chinese Civilization An Archaeological Perspective
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Description: Paleolithic sites from one million years ago, Neolithic sites with extraordinary jade and ceramic artifacts, excavated tombs and palaces of the Shang and Zhou dynasties--all these are part of the archaeological riches of China. This magnificent book surveys China's archaeological remains and in the process rewrites the early history of the world's most enduring civilization. Eminent scholars from China and America show how archaeological evidence establishes that Chinese culture did not spread from a single central area, as was long assumed, but emerged out of geographically diverse, interacting Neolithic cultures. Taking us to the great archaeological finds of the past hundred years--tombs, temples, palaces, cities--they shed new light on many aspects of Chinese life. With a wealth of fascinating detail and hundreds of reproductions of archaeological discoveries, including very recent ones, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Chinese antiquity and Chinese views on the formation of their own civilization. "
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/12/2005
Size: 9.00" wide x 12.00" long x 1.50" tall
Sarah Allan teaches classical Chinese & Chinese philosophy at Dartmouth College.
|Introduction : part I|
|Introduction : part II|
|Early humans in China|
|The beginning of farming|
|The Yangshao period : prosperity and the transformation of prehistoric society|
|The formation of civilization : the interaction sphere of the Longshan period|
|The rise of kings and the formation of city-states|
|Society during the three dynasties|
|The eastern Zhou and the growth of regionalism|
|The formation of the empire by the Qin and Han dynasties and the unification of China|
|Epilogue : part I|
|Epilogue : part II|