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The complete history of China /
J.A.G. Roberts.
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Stroud : Sutton, 2003.
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xxvii, 546 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0750931922
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imprint
Stroud : Sutton, 2003.
isbn
0750931922
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5029009
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This account of China's rise to world power status explores China's entire history, from prehistoric times to the present day. It reveals the immense riches and sophistication of ancient China, and draws together the broad themes of political, social, economic and cultural history.
Long Description
The study explores China's entire history, from Prehistoric times to the present day. Some aspects of China's history are hotly debated, but this book offers a path through these conflicting views on the development of China throughout history. It reveals the immense riches and sophistication of ancient China, and banishes the view of Chinese history as a long, repetitive catalogue of one dynasty following another. In drawing together the broad themes of political, social, economic and cultural history, the dramatic development of one of the world's great civilizations is brought to life.
Long Description
This account of China's rise to world power status is auseful guide for anyone who wants to understand thisdynamic society. The study explores China's entirehistory, from Prehistoric times to the present day. Someaspects of China's history are hotly debated, but thisbook offers a path through these conflicting views on thedevelopment of China throughout history. It reveals theimmense riches and sophistication of ancient China, andbanishes the view of Chinese history as a long,repetitive catalogue of one dynasty following another. Indrawing together the broad themes of political, social,economic and cultural history, the dramatic developmentof one of the world's great civilizations is brought tolife.
Main Description
An account of China's rise to world power status, this is a useful guide for anyone who wants to understand this dynamic society. The study explores China's entire history, from prehistoric times to the present day. Some aspects of China's history are hotly debated, but this book offers a path through these conflicting views on the development of China throughout history. It reveals the immense riches and sophistication of ancient China, and banishes the view of Chinese history as a long, repetitive catalogue of one dynasty following another. In drawing together the broad themes of political, social, economic, and cultural history, the dramatic development of one of the world's great civilizations is brought to life.
Main Description
This account of China's rise to world power status is a useful guide for anyone who wants to understand this dynamic society. The study explores China's entire history, from Prehistoric times to the present day. Some aspects of China's history are hotly debated, but this book offers a path through these conflicting views on the development of China throughout history. It reveals the immense riches and sophistication of ancient China, and banishes the view of Chinese history as a long, repetitive catalogue of one dynasty following another. In drawing together the broad themes of political, social, economic and cultural history, the dramatic development of one of the world's great civilizations is brought to life.
Main Description
This brilliant account of China's rise to world power status makes invaluable reading for anyone who wants to understand this dynamic society.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Chronological Table
Preface
Acknowledgements
Prehistoric China and the Shang Dynastyp. 1
The Zhou Dynastyp. 12
The Qin Empirep. 32
The Han Dynastyp. 43
The Period of Divisionp. 63
The Sui and Tang Dynastiesp. 75
China and the World in the Early Imperial Periodp. 98
Thought, Religion and Culture under the Sui and Tang Dynastiesp. 114
The Song Dynastyp. 130
The Yuan Dynastyp. 153
The Ming Dynastyp. 169
The Qing Dynasty to c. 1800p. 189
China at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 224
The Opium Warsp. 245
Rebellion and Restorationp. 263
Restoration and Self-strengtheningp. 280
Imperialism in the Late Qing Periodp. 298
Nationalism and Reform in Late Imperial Chinap. 317
The 1911 Revolutionp. 333
The Early Republic, 1912-28p. 347
The Rise of the Guomindang and the Nanjing Decadep. 367
The Sino-Japanese War and the Civil Warp. 390
The People's Republic of China: The Revolutionary Period and the Great Leap Forwardp. 418
From the Cultural Revolution to the Death of Maop. 444
From the Death of Mao to the Death of Dengp. 459
Notesp. 474
Select Bibliographyp. 512
Indexp. 524
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