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China Its History & Culture 3RD Editionby W Scott Morton
Synopses & Reviews
A concise and thorough history of one of the world's most powerful nations
This brilliantly lucid and concise study traces China's history and culture from Neolithic times to the present, working into an integrated and authoritative narrative that covers centuries of politics, warfare and government, science and technology, economics and commerce, religion, philosophy, and the arts. Most valuable of all, Dr. Morton illuminates the essential Chinese design, the underlying mental set of the people and the society. He has given approximately equal treatment to all premodern periods, as each has its importance in the evolving history of the Chinese experience, and has illustrated the work with numerous photographs, maps, paintings and drawings and quotations from the literature.
Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, also carefully examines the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade.
"A wonderful job! So lucid, beautifully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China."--Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University
"Simple, concise, factual, and yet comprehensive, penetrating and readable."--Wing-Tsit Chan, Professor of Chinese Philosophy and Culture Emeritus, Dartmouth College
“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.”
Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University
Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces Chinas history from Neolithic times to the present day.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -307) and index.
About the Author
W. Scott Morton (New York, NY) is a full professor emeritus in Chinese and Japanese history and culture and in ancient history at Seton Hall University, in New Jersey.
Charlton N. Lewis (Brooklyn, NY) is a professor emeritus of Chinese history at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
Table of Contents
The Land and the People of China.
Origins and Early History.
The Formative Period: Zhou Dynasty: 1027-221 B.C.
Religion and Philosophy.
Unification and Expansion: Qin Dynasty: 221-206 B.C.
Han Dynasty: 206 B.C - A.D.221.
Outsiders, Generals, and Eccentrics: The Six Dynasties Period: A.D.222-589.
The Flowering of Chinese Civilization: Sui Dynasty: 589-618, Tang Dynasty: 618-907.
The Chinese Enter on Their Modern Times: Five Dynasties: 907-960, North China, Teu Kingdoms: 907-970, South China.Song Dynasty: 960-1126, Jin Dynasty (Jurchen): 1126-1234, North China, Southern Song Dynasty: 1127-1279, South China.
The Mongol Interruption: Yuan Dynasty: 1280-1368.
The Restoration and Consolidation of Chinese Rule: Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644.
The Manzhou: Summit and Decline of the Empire: Qing Dynasty: 1644-1911.
The Impact of the West in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.
The Republican Revolution: 1900-1949.
The Communist Revolution: 1949-1965.
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