A Short History of China and Southeast Asia

New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a readable, well-informed and comprehensive short history of China's relationships with its Southeast Asian neighbours from ancient times to the present day.

Author: Martin Stuart-Fox

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864489545

Category: History

Page: 278

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New in the Short History of Asia series, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a readable, well-informed and comprehensive short history of China's relationships with its Southeast Asian neighbours from ancient times to the present day.

A Short History of China

A Short History of China provides an absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, telling the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and ...

Author: Gordon Kerr

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1842439693

Category: History

Page: 160

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The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country. A Short History of China provides an absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, telling the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and complex nation. It describes the amazing technological advances that her scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. It also investigates the Chinese view of the world and examines the movements, aspirations and philosophies that moulded it and, in so doing, created the Chinese nation. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st century superpower, making Napoleon Bonaparte's words about her ring true: “Let China sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world.”

A Short History of Chinese Art

CHAPTER FOUR The Period of the Warring States A map of China in the sixth
century B . C . would show a A tiny and impotent ... were not militarily powerful —
though they are famous in Chinese history as the home of the great philosophers
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Author: Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520012394

Category: Art

Page: 279

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China to 1850

By the author of the highly acclaimed China's Imperial Past and written in the same lively style, this is a distillation of what every general reader and beginning student should know about the history of traditional Chinese civilization.

Author: Charles O. Hucker

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804709583

Category: History

Page: 162

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By the author of the highly acclaimed China's Imperial Past and written in the same lively style, this is a distillation of what every general reader and beginning student should know about the history of traditional Chinese civilization. It weaves together chronologically all aspects of Chinese life and culture, broadly surveying general history, socioeconomic organization, political institutions, religion and thought, and art and literature. The author explains how the Chinese empire emerged in antiquity, how it flourished and declined in successive cycles for thousands of years, and how in the end it found itself unprepared for both the domestic and the external challenges of the modern era. The result is a concise overview that is both absorbing in itself and basic to a more detailed study of China's long and complex evolution. I

A Short History of China

Author: Chi-ming Tung

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Category: China

Page: 219

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A Short History of Chinese Civilization

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Author: Chi Tsui

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Category: China

Page: 388

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Donated by Sydney Harris.

A Short History of Chinese Philosophy

Author: Wailu Hou

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Category: Philosophie chinoise

Page: 177

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A Short History of the Chinese

Author: Mary Augusta Nourse

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Category: China

Page: 413

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A Short History of Chinese Art

Author: Hugo Munsterberg

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Category: Art

Page: 227

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A Short History of China 1840 1919

Author: I. Lin

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Category: China

Page: 104

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Exam Prep for A Short History of China

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text A Short History of China Items include highly probable exam items: Neolithic Revolution, Society, Russian Orthodox Church, Doctrine, Minoan civilization, ...

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A Brief History of Chinese Fiction

Lu Hsun, pioneer and standard-bearer of modern Chinese literature, wrote this book during the early twenties.

Author: Lu Hsun

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898751543

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

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Lu Hsun, pioneer and standard-bearer of modern Chinese literature, wrote this book during the early twenties. It is a study of the historical development of Chinese fiction from early myths and legends down to well-developed long novels written at the end of the Ching Dynasty.The characteristics of various forms of fiction through the centuries, the development of these forms and their influence on each other are lucidly presented, while such major works as the novels Hung Lou Meng (A Dream of Red Mansions) and Shue Hu Chuan (Water Margin) are reviewed in detail.Chinese fiction had its roots in story telling, and the feudal ruling class despised folk literature of this kind. The May 4th Movement of 1919 dealt a mortal blow to the feudal forces in Chinese culture. Then the study of this form of literature began to make headway, Lu Hsun being one of the first to carry out research in this field.This book, the earliest systematic study of the history of Chinese fiction by a Chinese writer, still exercises a great influence among Chinese scholars.This English translation is illustrated with reproductions of early Chinese woodcuts.

History of China

Author: Luther Carrington Goodrich

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Category: China

Page: 320

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A Short History of Chinese Civilization

Author: Ji Zui

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Category: China

Page: 355

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A Short History of Chinese Communism

Examines the economic, cultural, and social policies of the Peking regime since 1949.

Author: Franklin W. Houn

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall

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Category: China

Page: 245

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Examines the economic, cultural, and social policies of the Peking regime since 1949.

A Short History of China

This great ruler left behind him an example of vigour such as is seldom found in
the list of Chinese kings of effete physique and apathetic life . He is the only ...
The consequences of human folly and incompetence A SHORT HISTORY OF
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Author: Demetrius Charles Boulger

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Category: China

Page: 436

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Singular Listlessness

Author: Timothy Hugh Barrett

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Category: Book collecting

Page: 125

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A Short History of China From earliest time to 1840 by Tung Chi ming

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A Short History of China 1840 1919

Author: I. Lin

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Category: China

Page: 104

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A Short History of the Chinese People

Waley, Arthur, Yüan Mei, 18th Century Chinese Poet, London, G. Allen & Unwin,
Ltd., 1956. Swisher, Earl, China's Management of the American Barbarians, New
Haven, Far Eastern Publications, Yale University, 1951. Wright, Mary C., The ...

Author: L. Carrington Goodrich

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486169235

Category: History

Page: 304

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Discusses major currents of Chinese history, philosophy, culture and politics, beginning with the Shang, Chou and Han dynasties, and culminating with the birth of the Chinese Republic in 1912. 17 maps, 25 illustrations.