China A History

ISBN-10: 0465025188

ISBN-13: 9780465025183

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Keay

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List price: $24.99
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

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
Rewriting the past
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
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
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