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    DescriptionThis volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the establishment of the Ch'in empire in 221 BC and ends with the abdication of the last Han emperor in AD 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. 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. 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.


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    Title
    The Cambridge History of China: Volume 1, The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220: Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220 v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Denis Twitchett, Edited by Michael Loewe, Series edited by John King Fairbank, Series edited by Denis Twitchett
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1024
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 74 mm
    Weight: 1,542 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521243278
    ISBN 10: 0521243270
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 951
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A15406030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    LC classification: DS754
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DS735 .C3145
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC
    Illustrations note
    17 maps 18 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    26 December 1986
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
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    Back cover copy
    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.
    Table of contents
    General editors' preface; List of maps and tables; Preface to volume 1; List of abbreviations; Official titles and institutional terms; Han weights and measures; Han emperors; Introduction Michael Loewe; 1. The state and empire of Ch'in Derk Bodde; 2. The former Han dynasty Michael Loewe; 3. Wang Mang, the restoration of the Han dynasty, and later Han Hans Bielenstein; 4. The conduct of government and the issues at stake (AD 57-167) Michael Loewe; 5. The fall of Han B. J. Mansvelt Beck; 6. Han foreign relations Yu Ying-Shih; 7. The structure and practice of government Michael Loewe; 8. The institutions of later Han Hans Bielenstein; 9. Ch'in and Han law A. F. P. Hulsewe; 10. The economic and social history of former Han Nishijima Sadao; 11. The economic and social history of later Han Patricia Ebrey; 12. The religious and intellectual background Michael Loewe; 13. The concept of sovereignty Michael Loewe; 14. The development of the Confucian schools Robert P. Kramers; 15. Confucian, legalist, and Taoist thought in later Han Ch'en Ch'i-Yun; 16. Philosophy and religion from Han to Sui Paul Demieville; Postscript to chapter 16 Timothy Barrett; Bibliography; Glossary-index.