The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC

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Michael Loewe, Edward L. Shaughnessy
Cambridge University Press, 13.03.1999 - 1148 Seiten
The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the cultural, intellectual, political, and institutional developments of the pre-imperial period. The four subperiods of Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn and Warring States, are described on the basis of literary and material sources and the evidence of recently found manuscripts. Chapters on the prehistoric background, the growth of language, and relations with the peoples of Central Asia provide the major context of China's achievements in the 1,500 years under review. The teachings of China's early masters are set alongside what is known of the methods of astonomers, physicians and diviners. A final chapter leads the reader forward to imperial times, as described in the volumes of The Cambridge History of China.
 

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A wonderful, detailed survey of the history and archeology of ancient China up to 221 BC, the unification of China under the Qin. It's a tome - very academic, with (for example) a whole chapter ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Introduction I
1
CONTENTS
15
Calendar and Chronology
19
Reign dates
25
by Edward L Shaughnessy University of Chicago
30
China on the Eve of the Historical Period
37
Principal types of Shang and Zhou bronze vessels xxii
40
Longshan culture site
61
tomb Mi Rujiazhuang Baoji Shannxi
429
Conclusion
446
Zhejiang
456
Henan
467
The Spring and Autumn Period
545
Political History
587
ΙΟ The Art and Architecture of the Warring States Period
651
The Classical Philosophical Writings
745

Language and Writing
74
Shang Archaeology
124
a set of three from Xibeigang M10oi
156
Xibeigang Anyang
264
s Western Zhou History
292
Sites related to Zhou prior to the conquest of Shang
304
and inscription cd Feng zun vessel and inscription
361
Shaanxi and b tomb M2 at Baicaopo Lingtai Gansu
401
Warring States Natural Philosophy and Occult Thought
813
The Northern Frontier in PreImperial China
885
The Heritage Left to the Empires
967
Bibliography
1033
xiii
1034
Index
1113
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