The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC

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Cambridge University Press, 13. mar. 1999 - 1148 sider
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The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the cultural, intellectual, political, and institutional developments of the pre-imperial period. The four subperiods of Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn and Warring States, are described on the basis of literary and material sources and the evidence of recently found manuscripts. Chapters on the prehistoric background, the growth of language, and relations with the peoples of Central Asia provide the major context of China's achievements in the 1,500 years under review. The teachings of China's early masters are set alongside what is known of the methods of astonomers, physicians and diviners. A final chapter leads the reader forward to imperial times, as described in the volumes of The Cambridge History of China.
  

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A wonderful, detailed survey of the history and archeology of ancient China up to 221 BC, the unification of China under the Qin. It's a tome - very academic, with (for example) a whole chapter ... Les hele vurderingen

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Introduction I
1
Calendar and Chronology
19
Reign dates
25
The Environment of Ancient China
30
China on the Eve of the Historical Period
37
farmers in North China
45
Language and Writing
74
The Chinese Script
106
accompanying burials at Rujiazhuang Baoji Shaanxi
420
Conclusion
446
by Lothar von Falkenhausen University of California Los Angeles
453
Fengxiang Shaanxi
462
The Spring and Autumn Period
545
The Formation of the Ba System
551
A Multistate System
562
Changes in State Structure
570

Shang Archaeology
124
The Archaeology of Bronze Metallurgy
136
2 and the mold used to cast it
143
a set of three from Xibeigang M1001
156
The Early Bronze Age
158
Chinas First Historical Dynasty
232
Xiaotun Anyang 259
259
Wuguancun Anyang
265
Western Zhou History
292
Legendary Evidence for Zhou Before the Conquest of Shang
299
The Zhou Conquest of Shang
307
The Philosophical Foundation of Zhou Rule
313
Western Zhou Archaeology
352
Shaanxi
373
Shaanxi
394
Intellectual Developments
583
The Military Arts
620
Alliances and Persuaders
632
Scholars and the State
641
The Art and Architecture of the Warring States Period
651
Art and Architecture for the Dead
707
The Classical Philosophical Wrirings
745
Warring States Natural Philosophy and Occult Thought
813
The Northern Frontier in PreImperial China
885
millennium B C
897
The Heritage Left to the Empires
967
Bibliography
1033
Index
1113
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Om forfatteren (1999)

Cary Y. Liu is curator of Asian art, Princeton University Art Museum. Michael Nylan is professor, Department of History, University of California-Berkeley. Anthony Barbieri-Low is assistant professor of early Chinese history, University of Pittsburgh. Michael Loewe is professor emeritus and director of Oriental studies emeritus, Cambridge University.

Edward L. Shaughnessy is Professor of Early Chinese History at the University of Chicago. A well respected scholar, his books include I Ching: The Classic of Changes and The Cambridge History of Ancient China. He lives in Chicago.

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