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    DescriptionChina's role in world history has been controversial, especially as seen through an economic lens. This book presents an alternative interpretation of that role, less exclusively economic, more broadly based, and focused on the T'ang period, one of China's acknowledged golden ages. It shows how a different China, Buddhist or Taoist rather than Confucian, aristocratic as much as meritocratic, achieved, through openness to the outside world and partnership with its elites, a multiple preeminence in politics, economics, society and the intellect, not unlike that enjoyed by the United States today. Within a looser web of globalization, the T'ang period and its dynamics offers a distant mirror of our own time, casting a new light on issues in contemporary politics.


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    Title
    T'ang China
    Subtitle
    The Rise of the East in World History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S.A.M. Adshead
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 252
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 325 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403934574
    ISBN 10: 1403934576
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS003000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3F
    DC22: 951/.017, 951.017
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: DS749.35 .A38 2004
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: 2004046704
    Thema V1.0: NHF, NHDJ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    29 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    S.A.M. Adshead is Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.