The Cambridge History of China

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Denis Crispin Twitchett, John King Fairbank
Cambridge University Press, 1978 - 1002 pages
"The Cambridge History of China is the largest and most comprehensive history of China in the English language. Planned in the 1960s by the late, distinguished China scholar Professor John K. Fairbank of Harvard, and Denis Twitchett, Professor Emeritus of Princeton, the series covers the grand scale of Chinese history from the 3rd century BC, to the death of Mao Tse-tung. Consisting of fifteen volumes (two of which, Volumes 5 and 9 are to be published in two books), the history embodies both existing scholarship and extensive original research into hitherto neglected subjects and periods. The contributors, all specialists from the international community of Sinologists, cover the main developments in political, social, economic and intellectual life of China in their respective periods. Collectively they present the major events in a long history that encompasses both a very old civilisation and a great modern power. Written not only for students and scholars, but with the general reader in mind, the volumes are designed to be read continuously, or as works of reference. No knowledge of Chinese is necessary; for readers with Chinese, proper names and terms are identified with their characters in the glossary, and full references to Chinese, Japanese, and other works are given in the bibliographies. Numerous maps illustrate the texts. The published volumes have constituted essential reading in Chinese history. See also, The Cambridge History of Ancient China, Michael Loewe and Edward Shaughnessy, eds., a companion to this series covering the period 1500 to 221 BC. General Editors: John K. Fairbank, Denis Twitchett." --
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - ccjolliffe - LibraryThing

It would take a deeper dome than mine to dare to review a Cambridge history. These sets are generally regarded as the apotheosis of historical scholarship. I'm just happy to have one! Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - AndreasJ - LibraryThing

An excellent account of the conquest dynasties of the 10th to 14th centuries; Liao, Xi Xia, Jin, and Yuan. Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

continental in Chinas history
1
John K FAIRBANK
13
Economic trends 191249
28
Economic trends 191249
30
x
31
The foreign presence in China
158
Politics in the aftermath
208
the Peking government 191628
256
the quest
451
Io The Chinese Communist Movement to 1927
505
The Chinese bourgeoisie 191137
513
from
527
Distribution of warlord cliques in 1924
554
Hunan and Kiangsi during the Northern Expedition
582
The Lower Yangtze region
615
I8 North China about 1928
703

politics
284
IO Distribution of warlord cliques in 1922
299
from
322
Social utopia and the background of the May Fourth movement
374
Problems and isms
433
The Chinese bourgeoisie 191137
813
Bibliographical essays
827
Bibliography
859
GlossaryIndex
927
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