Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

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Following more than 30 years of market reform, China has become an economic powerhouse, likely to surpass the United States as the world's largest economy in the not so distant future. The resurgence of China has generated much interest not only in the present conditions of that country, but also in her past. Since China is the only uninterrupted ancient civilization that is stilling living today, the study of it can be a very rewarding pursuit in its own right, but can also offer tremendous benefit to anyone who wants to gain an in-depth understanding of modern China. Perhaps more than anywhere else, in China, the present is intricately linked with the past. Providing coverage of the entire Imperial Era (221 BCE-1912 CE) the handbook takes a chronological approach with key themes such as politics, religion, culture, the economy, and science embedded in the chapters. This is an essential resource for upper level undergraduates and graduates studying Imperial Chinese history in class or on their own; it will also be of interest to graduate students and scholars interested in broadening the scope of their more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138847283
  • 9781138847286

About Victor Cunrui Xiong

Victor Cunrui Xiong is a Professor in the Department of History at Western Michigan University, USA Ken Hammond is Professor of History at New Mexico State University, more

Table of contents

Part I: Early Imperial China (Qin-Five Dynasties) Section 1 The Qin-Han Empire * The Qin (5-7k) (Jane Portal, Boston Museum of Fine Arts) * The Western Han and Xin (5-7k) (Barbieri-Low, UCSB) * The Eastern Han (8k) (Hou Xudong, Tsinghua Univ.) Section 2 The Six Dynasties: * The Three Kingdoms (5-7k) (Rafe de Crespigny, Aust. Nat. Univ.) * The Jin and the Sixteen States (5-7k) (John Makeham, Aust. Nat. Univ.) * The Southern and Northern Dynasties (5-7k) (Keith Knapp, the Citadel) Section 3 The Sui-Tang Empire and Five Dynasties: 1.3.1 The Sui (5-7k) (Victor Xiong, WMU) 1.3.2 The Tang (pre-755) (5-7k) (David Mcmullen, Cambridge) 1.3.3 The Tang (post-755) (5-7k) (Lu Yang, Peking Univ.) 1.3.4 The Five Dynasties (5-7k) (Billy So, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology) (subtotal: 71k) Part II: Late Imperial China (Song-Qing) Section 1 The Age of Song, Liao, and Jin 2.1.1 The Northern Dynasty (5-7k) (Michael Fuller, U.C. Irvine) 2.1.2 The Southern Dynasty (5-7k) (Hilde de Weerdt, Leiden Univ.) 2.1.3 The Khitan-Liao and Jurchen-Jin (8k) (Jiang Xidong, Hebei) 2.1.4 Culture (8k) (Peter Bol, Harvard) Section 2 The Yuan, Ming, and Qing 2.2.1 The Yuan Dynasty (5-7k) (Anne Gerritsen, Warwick Univ.) 2.2.2 The Ming Dynasty (pre-1521) (5-7k) (Wan Ming, Chin. Acad. of Social Sciences) 2.2.3 The Ming Dynasty (post-1521) (5-7k) (Ken Hammond, New Mexico State Univ.) 2.2.4 The Qing Dynasty (pre-1800) (5-7k) (Carla Nappi, Univ. of British Columbia) 2.2.5 The Qing Dynasty (post-1800) (5-7k) (Xu Jianping, Hebei Normal Univ.) 2.2.6 Culture (8k) (Benjamin Elman, Princeton)show more