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Cambridge History of Ancient China From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC

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ISBN-10: 0521470307

ISBN-13: 9780521470308

Edition: 1999

Authors: Michael Loewe, Edward L. Shaughnessy

List price: $159.00
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This survey of the cultural history of pre-imperial China covers over 1000 years, giving 2 chapters for each time period included. Scholars, students and general readers with no special knowledge of Chinese history will be interested in this book.
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Book details

List price: $159.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1182
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.740
Language: English

Introduction
Calendar and chronology
Geography and climate
China on the eve of the historical period
Language and writing
Shang archaeology
The Shang: China's first historical dynasty
Western Zhou history
Western Zhou archaeology
The waning of the Bronze Age: material culture and social developments, 770-481 BC
The Spring and Autumn period
Warring States: the political history
The art and architecture of the Warring States period
The classical philosophical writings
Warring states: natural philosophy and occult thought
The Northern Frontier in pre-Imperial China
The heritage left to the Empires