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A concise history of China

J. A. G. Roberts

A concise history of China

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

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  • China
    • Subjects:
    • China -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJ. A. G. Roberts.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS735 .R5 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxv, 341 p. :
      Number of Pages341
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL56550M
      ISBN 100674000749
      LC Control Number99071606

      Most of the evidence for the Xia Dynasty, including its name, is perhaps just legend. They remind the reader that the meaning and practice of the Chinese revolution was and is contested in the everyday. In keeping the size and contents constrained, Roberts opens his pages to a broader readership. The Garden — 68

      In the introduction, Haw has placed Beijing in a historical context of long interactions between China proper and the northern frontier. Tree peonies - a review of recent literature. It was an era of native Chinese strength and prosperity, which faltered due to natural disasters and greedy leadership, as had so many dynasties before it. Remarkable in his ability to clearly explain details of Korean history without overburdening the reader, Seth also elucidates the web that connects those facts with the present.

      He standardized units of weight and measurements, as well as the writing system. Their attitude contrasts with the reverence that would be shown to the text in the Han dynasty, when its compilation was attributed to Confucius. However, the last Chinese dynasty is shamefully remembered for the forced trade of the late Qing era. Whether [End Page ] discussing regional differences in peasant participation in land reform or the appeal of the Cultural Revolution outside China, Karl incorporates a discussion of why and in what manner individuals participated in the various mass campaigns of the era.


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A concise history of China by J. A. G. Roberts Download PDF Ebook

In the ancient battle of Confucianists, who called for ethical, benevolent rule, versus Legalists, who put the state's interests first, the lineaments of the power struggles that have convulsed modern China become visible. Haw is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.

The imperial era was BC — AD, from China's unification under Qin rule until the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Republic of China era was from untiland the modern China era from until the present day. When Beijing did become not only A concise history of China book Chinese city but also a capital under the Ming, Haw explains in chapter 5, it was so far away from the Chinese heartland and so close to the northern frontier that it was never A concise history of China book freed from the threat of nomads.

Without the freedom of expression there can be no lasting progress because without critical voices in the society there is no protection against error and abuse in the exercise of power. The Garden — 68 The part of the Mongolian khanate that ruled China was known A concise history of China book the Yuan Dynasty — Then, traditional Chinese philosophies, such as Confucianism and Daoism, developed in the feudal Zhou era as China expanded in territory and population.

In the Han Dynasty, a bureaucratic system in which promotion was based on merit was established and Confucianism was adopted by the state for national governance.

The multiethnic country became more united during the Han regime. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.

Alam Payind, Ohio State University Melinda McClimans, Ohio State University This book is intended for readers who have never studied the Middle East, or experts who may wish to fill gaps in their knowledge of the region from other disciplines.

Also, family background influenced future employment. Asian Bellflowers. Then the Song government moved and reestablished the capital in Hangzhou, establishing the Southern Song Dynasty — Without any reliable historical records, most of what has been pieced together about prehistoric life in China comes from speculation about human activity at archaeological sites and unearthed relics.

Yet Roberts has produced a historical reference that would fit in a suitcase and still leave room for clothes and cameras. Her ability to evaluate Song and later sources is a model for all scholars.

No fee was paid by the author for this review. An index is also provided for easy reference of particular points. This concise history is particularly suitable for college level survey courses, teacher institutes on East Asia, and high school students in a yearlong upper level Asian Studies class.

While much of the narrative centers on rebellions, politics and the rise and fall of dynasties and empires, Roberts keeps up the momentum with shrewd assessments of personalities and events, colorful incidents and interludes covering artistic as well as religious and intellectual developments.

Marco Polo from Venice traveled extensively in China, and later described China's culture and marvels in his book, Travels. Zeebra Books Capturing the full sweep of China's tormented history, this succinct yet highly informative chronicle skillfully incorporates the latest research, whether the topic is China's vast, cosmopolitan eighth-century cities of the Tang empire, the widespread practice of female infanticide during the Ming period especially the 15th centuryChina's failure to industrialize in the 18th century, or the rivalry between Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping following the disaster of the Great Leap Forward, when Mao found himself increasingly excluded from power.

Eventually, the Ming Dynasty fell due to the frequent peasant rebellions and Manchu attacks. However, the last Chinese dynasty is shamefully remembered for the forced trade of the late Qing era.

A Concise History of China

The Shang dynasty section contains five chapters, of which the first two — the "Speech of King Tang " and " Pan Geng " — recount the conquest of the Xia by the Shang and their leadership's migration to a new capital now identified as Anyang.

There was a Bronze Age Yellow River civilization at this time at Erlitou in Henan; however, artifacts don't show conclusively that this was the Xia Dynasty of later writings. During the Song Dynasty, the handicraft industry as well as domestic and foreign trade boomed.

Maps and illustrations enhance the reading experience.

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Tung Oil and Tong Trees."Chapter Fifteen Literature of the Yuan Dynasty" published on 01 Jan by Brill. Seeking a concise, interestingly-written history book of China (similar to "Born in Blood and Fire") After visiting China, I am really interested in Chinese history.

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— Ban Wang, author of Illuminations from the Past: Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China A concise history of China book E. Karl has written a lively, readable account of Mao’s life and thought, showing how they fit into and affected the twentieth-century world.” — Delia Davin, author of Mao Zedong.— Ban Wang, author of Illuminations from the Past: Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern Pdf “Rebecca E.

Karl has written a lively, readable account of Mao’s life and thought, showing how they fit into and affected the twentieth-century world.” — Delia Davin, author of Mao Zedong.This engaging, deeply informed book provides the first concise history of one of China’s most important eras.

Leading scholar John W. Dardess offers a thematically organized political, social, and economic exploration of China from to He examines how the Ming dynasty was able.“Introduction to the History of China: A Concise Reader” is a book of ebook research and ebook written under the direction of historical materialism, according to detailed and credible historical documents and archaeological finds and data, and on the basis of the historical achievements accumulated by the academic community over the years.