T'ang China

T'ang China : The Rise of the East in World History

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this book presents a picture focused on the T'ang period, one of China's acknowledged golden ages. Within a looser web of globalization, the T'ang period and its dynamics offers a distant mirror of our own time. An argument in world history may thus cast light on issues in contemporary politics.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Palgrave USA
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • biography
  • 1403934576
  • 9781403934574
  • 2,115,004

About S. A. M. Adshead

S.A.M. Adshead is Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.show more

Review quote

'Any student interested in macro-history, as well as in the history of China in pre-modern times, will be well rewarded by reading it.' - Professor John S. Gregory, former Professor of History, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia 'T'ang China is historical argument at its best... The Adsheadian view of world history is wonderfully integrated and distinctive, and will stimulate debate for years to come.' - Brian Moloughney, Professor of History, University of Otago, New Zealand, and editor of the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studiesshow more

Review Text

'Any student interested in macro-history, as well as in the history of China in pre-modern times, will be well rewarded by reading it.' - Professor John S. Gregory, former Professor of History, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia§§'T'ang China is historical argument at its best... The Adsheadian view of world history is wonderfully integrated and distinctive, and will stimulate debate for years to come.' - Brian Moloughney, Professor of History, University of Otago, New Zealand, and editor of the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies§show more

Table of contents

Introduction Polemic: Before the Rise of the East André Gunder Frank's Concept of the World Order A Critique of André Gunder Frank's Concept of the World Order The Preponderance of the West Politics: The Genius of T'ang The Sui-T'ang Refoundation The Silver T'ang Restoration The Sung Counter-Revolution Contrast with the West Economy: China takes Centre Stage The Milieu of Chinese Economic Growth 500-1000 The Motors of Chinese Economic Growth 500-1000 The Management of Chinese Economic Growth 500-1000 Cross-Economic Comparison 500-1000 Society: A Multiple China The Interface Between the Economy and Society The Matrix of Social Activity: Family and Friends An Anthropology of Chinese Marriage Non-Kinship Institutions: A Multiple Associationism Cross-Social Comparisons 500-1000 Intellect: China's Complex Pluralism China's Intellectual Complexity China's Intellectual Pluralism Eurasian Intellectual Comparisons 500-1000 Return to the West: Reflux and Prognosis Politics 500-1000 Economy 1000-1500 Society 1000-1500 Intellect 1000-1500 Prognosisshow more