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The History of China

The History of China

  • Author: David Curtis Wright
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313377480
  • Category: History
  • Page: 329
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Indhold: Geography, government, population, and early history ; Pre-imperial China: ca. 1122-221 B.C. ; Early imperial China: 221 B.C.-A.D. 589 ; Middle and late imperial China: A.D. 589-ca. 1800 ; The tumultuous nineteenth century: External aggression and internal chaos ; Revolution and republic ; The People's Republic: From first breath to Mao's death ; Deng's China ; China in the 1990s ; The twenty-first century: Dealing with a pushy China ; A prosperous and confused island: Taiwan since 1945

The History of China

The History of China

  • Author: Kenneth Pletcher Senior Editor, Geography and History
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 1615301097
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 360
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Presents the history of China, from prehistoric times, through the Tang and Qing dynasties, to the republican period of the twentieth century, to the present Communist government.

A History of China

A History of China

  • Author: John A.G. Roberts
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230345360
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs. Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.

A History of China

A History of China

  • Author: Morris Rossabi
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118473450
  • Category: History
  • Page: 456
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Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, thismulti-faceted history portrays China in the context of a largerglobal world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as wellas non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionallyleft out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, andartisans. Offers a complete political, economic, social, and culturalhistory of China, covering the major events and trends Written in a clear and uncomplicated style by a distinguishedhistorian with over four decades of experience teachingundergraduates Examines Chinese history through the lens of global history tobetter understand how foreign influences affected domestic policiesand practices Depicts the role of non-Chinese ethnic groups in China, such asTibetans and Uyghurs, and analyzes the Mongol and Manchu rulers andtheir impact on Chinese society Incorporates the narratives of people traditionally left out ofChinese history, including women, peasants, merchants, andartisans

A History of China

A History of China

  • Author: Wolfram Eberhard
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1596055669
  • Category: History
  • Page: 380
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The lives of emperors, the great battles, this or the other famous deed, matter less to us than the discovery of the great forces that underlie these features and govern the human element. Only when we have knowledge of those forces and counter-forces can we realize the significance of the great personalities who have emerged in China... -from the Introduction A radical new look at the history of the nation that may well shape the course of the 21st century, this significant exploration of China's past breaks with scholarly traditions to approach its subject with a fresh eye, one that relies less on romanticized mythologies of godlike emperors and more on modern archaeological discoveries and new, fluid theories of ethnography and anthropology. First published in 1950, A History of China is still one of the best sources for understanding the culture and peoples who today are increasingly influencing global society. WOLFRAM EBERHARD (1909-1989) was born in Germany traveled extensively in Asia; from 1948 to 1976, he was a professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many works examining Chinese folklore, fiction, culture, and history are A Dictionary of Chinese Symbols and China's Minorities: Yesterday and Today.

A History of Chinese Calligraphy

A History of Chinese Calligraphy

  • Author: Youhe Zeng
  • Publisher: Chinese University Press
  • ISBN: 9789622014268
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 415
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Chinese calligraphy has been an independent visual art form for thousands of years. Its wonderful aesthetics has inspired the art of Chinese painting since the second century B.C. Before pen and pencil were introduced to China, millions practiced the art of writing in ink. In the twentieth century, the art of calligraphy has not only fascinated modern Chinese who are part of this continuous tradition, but has also captured the interest and imagination of the world. This is the first proper history of Chinese calligraphy in English.

A History of Chinese Civilization

A History of Chinese Civilization

  • Author: Jacques Gernet
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521497817
  • Category: History
  • Page: 801
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An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.

The History of China

The History of China

  • Author: David Curtis Wright
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313309403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 253
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Discusses the history of China focusing on its technological, cultural, and philosophical development from the days of pre-imperial China to the People's Republic in the year 2000.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

  • Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521124331
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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An engaging and fully illustrated account of more than 8000 years of Chinese civilization - from prehistoric times through to the modern communist state. Includes leading Chinese historians, poets, novelists, dramatists, philosophical and religious ideas, art forms and outside influences.

A Brief History of Chinese Medicine

A Brief History of Chinese Medicine

  • Author: Peng Yoke Ho,F. Peter Lisowski
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789810228033
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 103
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This brief discourse is an introduction to the historical development of medicine in China, whose influence on Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia was profound and even reached far west into the Islamic world. The authors wish to make the interested reader aware of China's rich contribution to the world growth of the medical sciences. Too often the view has been taken that the history of medicine began with the discoveries of the Greeks and those ancient nations from whom they learnt. The authors want to redress this view and acquaint readers with a glimpse of the concepts and history of Chinese medicine and hope that they will feel encouraged to delve deeper. ... this volume is a compact, tantalizing excursion through centuries of medical tradition, in a range of cultures ... it does make a long, complex and fascinating history accessible to medical professionals and students of Chinese history who may be tempted to delve further into this rich and interesting field. American Journal of Chinese Medicine If you want a concise, easy-to-read, easy-to-absorb summary of events and trends from the 29th century BC to the present, this compact book will comfortably and quickly answer many questions. American Journal of Acupuncture Concepts of Chinese Science and Traditional Healing Arts gives an especially useful account of the historical achievements of Chinese medicine. Far Eastern Economic Review

A History of China

A History of China

  • Author: J. A. G. Roberts
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349277045
  • Category: China
  • Page: 341
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This study aims to provide an accessible account of the history of China from the earliest times to the present day. Its subject matter extends from the ambitions of the First Emperor to the conquest of China by the Mongols and to the triumphs and tribulations of the People's Republic. It also offers an analysis of the interpretations of Chinese history contained in recent scholarly works.

The History of China

The History of China

  • Author: Demetrius Charles de Kavanagh Boulger
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: N.A
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A History of Chinese Mathematics

A History of Chinese Mathematics

  • Author: Jean-Claude Martzloff
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3540337830
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 487
  • View: 2004
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This book is made up of two parts, the first devoted to general, historical and cultural background, and the second to the development of each subdiscipline that together comprise Chinese mathematics. The book is uniquely accessible, both as a topical reference work, and also as an overview that can be read and reread at many levels of sophistication by both sinologists and mathematicians alike.

A History of Chinese Political Thought

A History of Chinese Political Thought

  • Author: Youngmin Kim
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1509523189
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped the country’s national and international transformation from antiquity to the present day. In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that "China" does not have a fixed, single identity, but rather is a constantly moving target. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored in certain key themes, many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating this rich history, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of contemporary Chinese politics, economy, and society.

A History of Chinese Philosophy

A History of Chinese Philosophy

  • Author: Youlan Feng
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691020228
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 816
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Since its original publication in Chinese in the 1930s, this work has been accepted by Chinese scholars as the most important contribution to the study of their country's philosophy. In 1952 the book was published by Princeton University Press in an English translation by the distinguished scholar of Chinese history, Derk Bodde, "the dedicated translator of Fung Yu-lan's huge history of Chinese philosophy" (New York Times Book Review). Available for the first time in paperback, it remains the most complete work on the subject in any language. Volume I covers the period of the philosophers, from the beginnings to around 100 B.C., a philosophical period as remarkable as that of ancient Greece. Volume II discusses a period lesser known in the West--the period of classical learning, from the second century B.C. to the twentieth century.

A History of China: Prehistory to c. 1800

A History of China: Prehistory to c. 1800

  • Author: J. A. G. Roberts
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing, Limited
  • ISBN: 9780862998462
  • Category: China
  • Page: 252
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The first volume in a new survey of China's history from prehistoric times to the modern day. Brings together themes found in recent scholarly writing and the controversies which have been raised.

A Brief History of Chinese Fiction

A Brief History of Chinese Fiction

  • Author: Lu Hsun
  • Publisher: Olympia Press
  • ISBN: 1608725944
  • Category:
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A Brief History of Chinese Fiction grew out of the lecture notes Lu Hsun used when teaching a course on Chinese fiction at Peking University between 1920 and 1924. In December 1923 a first volume was printed and in June 1924 a second volume. In September 1925 these were reprinted as one book. In 1930 the author made certain changes, but all subsequent editions have remained the same.

A History of China

A History of China

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0230208150
  • Category:
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A History of China

A History of China

From the Earliest Records to the Treaty with Great Britain in 1842

  • Author: Thomas Thornton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: 559
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Westerners in China

Westerners in China

A History of Exploration and Trade, Ancient Times through the Present

  • Author: Foster Stockwell
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786481897
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8429
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Today the doors of China are opening to foreign investment and trade as never before, but the history of contact between China and the West goes back many centuries. Goods from China were being traded in Rome long before the birth of Christ, transported over the famous silk road that crossed Mongolia and Russia. But not until the mid-fifteenth century, when Marco Polo published his account of his travels, did China really capture the European imagination. Subsequent centuries saw missionary trips to China by Franciscans and Jesuits, a European craze for Chinese silk and porcelain, European visits to Tibet, the infamous Opium War between Britain and China, and further instances of contact, commerce, and conflict. China has shown amazing economic growth since 1949, and today it has set ambitious goals for growth in trade and technology. This book traces the history of Western exploration in and trade with China. It follows the events outlined above and touches on many other highlights, including exploration by the Russian Nikolay Przhevalsky, who traveled deep into China and today is largely remembered for the horse he discovered and identified there; the travels of nineteenth-century women explorers in China; American Roy Chapman’s discovery of the first fossilized dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert; and the competition between two American explorers to be the first to capture a live panda. Also included are a chronology of Chinese history and a pronunciation guide.