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History of Imperial China #1: The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han

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In 221 bc the First Emperor of Qin unified the lands that would become the heart of a Chinese empire. Though forged by conquest, this vast domain depended for its political survival on a fundamental reshaping of Chinese culture. With this informative book, we are present at the creation of an ancient imperial order whose major features would endure for two millennia.

The Qin and Han constitute the "classical period" of Chinese history--a role played by the Greeks and Romans in the West. Mark Edward Lewis highlights the key challenges faced by the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity of peoples. He traces the drastic measures taken to transcend, without eliminating, these regional differences: the invention of the emperor as the divine embodiment of the state; the establishment of a common script for communication and a state-sponsored canon for the propagation of Confucian ideals; the flourishing of the great families, whose domination of local society rested on wealth, landholding, and elaborate kinship structures; the demilitarization of the interior; and the impact of non-Chinese warrior-nomads in setting the boundaries of an emerging Chinese identity.

The first of a six-volume series on the history of imperial China, The Early Chinese Empires illuminates many formative events in China's long history of imperialism--events whose residual influence can still be discerned today.

Synopsis:

In 221 B.C. the First Emperor of Qin unified what would become the heart of a Chinese empire whose major features would endure for two millennia. In the first of a six-volume series on the history of imperial China, Lewis highlights the key challenges facing the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity.

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2009 Stanislas Julien Prize, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

About the Author

Mark Edward Lewisis Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Chinese Culture, <>Stanford University.Timothy Brookis Professor of History at the <>University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  1. The Geography of Empire
  2. A State Organized for War
  3. The Paradoxes of Empire
  4. The Imperial Capital
  5. Rural Society
  6. The Outer World
  7. Kinship and Gender
  8. Religion and Cults
  9. Literature
  10. Law
  • Conclusion
  • Dates and Usage
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674057340
Author:
Lewis, Mark Edward
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Editor:
Brook, Timothy
Author:
Brook, Timothy
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
China
Subject:
World History - China
Subject:
HISTORY / Civilization
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient/General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
History of Imperial China
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
October 2010
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 halftones, 16 maps
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In 221 B.C. the First Emperor of Qin unified what would become the heart of a Chinese empire whose major features would endure for two millennia. In the first of a six-volume series on the history of imperial China, Lewis highlights the key challenges facing the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity.
"Synopsis" by , 2009 Stanislas Julien Prize, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres
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