China: Five Thousand Years of History and Civilization (Google eBook)

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The Editorial Committee of Chinese Civilization: A Source Book, City University of Hong Kong
City University of HK Press, Apr 1, 2007 - History - 832 pages
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Written with precision and flair by a host of leading academics from Beijing and Hong Kong, this single volume is a welcome addition to the study of world civilizations, a broad yet detailed chronological sweep through time. Every aspect of Chinese civilization is explained, interpreted, contextualized and brought to life with well-balanced commentary and photographic documentation. 






Published by City University of Hong Kong Press.

香港城市大學出版社出版。


  

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A look on the contents of the book reveals an inclusive manner of presentation of the topic on history and civilization.I certainly like to view this book and retain in my collection.

Contents

The Prehistoric Society of China
1
Ancient China
19
China from the Qin Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty
41
China During the Song Yuan Ming and Qing Dynasties
75
Culture and
117
The Chinese Language and Chinese Characters
137
The Book of Change
145
The Book of Poetry
177
The Silk Road
407
The ShiPoetry of the Tang Dynasty
431
Ancient Music and Dance
447
The Art of Sculpture
467
The Art of Calligraphy
495
Schools and Imperial Civil Service Examinations
533
The Development of the Four Great Inventions in the Song Dynasty
561
Chinese Porcelain and the Maritime Transportation and Trade
583

The Chuci Poetry
201
The Confucian School in the PreQin Period
219
The Taoist School in the PreQin Period
243
The Legalist School in the PreQin Period
261
SunziThe Art of
279
The Records of the Historian and The History of the Former Han Dynasty
299
Science in the Han Dynasty
317
Metaphysics During the Wei and Jin Dynasties
345
The Emergence and Development of the Taoist Religion
361
Chinese Buddhism and
385
NeoConfucianism in the Song and Ming Dynasties
615
The CiPoetry of the Song Dynasty
637
The Yuan QuPoetry
661
The Introduction of Christianity and Islam into China
677
Novels of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
703
Chinese Inkwash Painting
731
The Art of Chinese Gardening
767
Kunqu Opera and Beijing Opera
791
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