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Cambridge History of China Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220 (Denis C Twitchett Michael Loewe (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1986) 9780521243278
Cambridge History of China Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220 (Denis C Twitchett Michael Loewe (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1986) 9780521243278
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Title: The Cambridge History of China Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220

Author: Twitchett, Denis C Michael Loewe (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1986

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521243278

Volumes: 1; Pages: 1023

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This volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the establishment of the Ch'in empire in 221 B.C. and ends with the abdication of the last Han emperor in A.D. 220. Spanning four centuries, this period witnessed major evolutionary changes in almost every aspect of China's development, being particularly notable for the emergence and growth of a centralized administration and imperial government. Owing to their pioneer achievements and the heritage that they left for later empires, these dynasties have rightly been regarded as a formative influence throughout Chinese history. Important archaeological discoveries of recent years have made a new approach possible for many aspects of the period. Leading historians from Asia, Europe, and America have contributed chapters that convey a realistic impression of significant political, economic, intellectual, religious, and social developments, and of the contacts that the Chinese made with other peoples at this time. Like the other volumes in the series, volume 1 summarizes the information given in primary sources in the light of the most recent critical scholarship. As the book is intended for the general reader as well as the specialist, technical details are given in both Chinese terms and English equivalents. References lead to primary sources and their translations and to secondary writings in European languages as well as Chinese and Japanese.ContentsGeneral editors' preface; List of maps and tablesPreface to volume 1List of abbreviationsOfficial titles and institutional termsHan weights and measuresHan emperorsIntroduction Michael Loewe1. The state and empire of Ch'in Derk Bodde2. The former Han dynasty Michael Loewe3. Wang Mang, the restoration of the Han dynasty, and later Han Hans Bielenstein4. The conduct of government and the issues at stake (A.D. 57-167) Michael Loewe5. The fall of Han B. J. Mansvelt Beck6. Han foreign relations Y Ying-Shih7. The structure and practice of government Michael Loewe8. The institutions of later Han Hans Bielenstein9. Ch'in and Han law A. F. P. Hulsew10. The economic and social history of former Han Nishijima Sadao11. The economic and social history of later Han Patricia Ebrey12. The religious and intellectual background Michael Loewe13. The concept of sovereignty Michael Loewe14. The development of the Confucian schools Robert P. Kramers15. Confucian, legalist, and Taoist thought in later Han Ch'en Ch'i-Yn16. Philosophy and religion from Han to Sui Paul DemivillePostscript to chapter 16 Timothy BarrettBibliographyGlossary-indexContributorsMichael Loewe, Derk Bodde, Hans Bielenstein, B. J. Mansvelt Beck, Y Ying-Shih, A. F. P. Hulsew, Nishijima Sadao, Patricia Ebrey, Robert P. Kramers, Ch'en Ch'i-Yn, Paul Demiville, Timothy Barrett
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