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    DescriptionFor almost 2000 years, an essential chapter in the history of China was missing. The second and first centuries B.C. were a critical period - they saw the birth and development of the new Chinese Empire and its earliest expansion and acquisition of frontier territories. In the last century, however, about 60,000 of Han-period documents have been discovered in Central Asia and Western China, preserved on strips of wood and bamboo. Through Chang's translation of these documents, and his subsequent analysis and examination, new light is shed on the public and private lives of those who lived in the frontier regions. His study enables a clearer understanding of the origins and development of the concepts of state, nation, nationalism, imperialism, ethnicity, and Chineseness. Chang also explores the formation and growth of the Chinese Empire and its changing national identity, and considers the impact of early nation-building and later territorial expansion, offering the first systematic reconstruction of the history of Chinese acquisition and colonization.


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    Title
    The Rise of the Chinese Empire: Nation, State, and Imperialism in Early China, Ca. 1600 B.C.-A.D. 8 v. 1
    Subtitle
    Center and Periphery in Early China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chun-Shu Chang
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472115334
    ISBN 10: 0472115332
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    DC22: 931
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC, 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    12 photographs, 23 tables, 3 maps
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    18 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Author Information
    Chun-shu Chang is Professor of History at the University of Michigan and is the author, with Shelley Hsueh-lun Chang, of Crisis and Transformation in Seventeenth-Century China and Redefining History: Ghosts, Spirits, and Human Society in P'u Sung-ling's World, 1640-1715.