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Early China

Early China

A Social and Cultural History

by Li Feng
Hardback
Publication Date: 30/12/2013
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'Early China' refers to the period from the beginning of human history in China to the end of the Han Dynasty in AD 220. The roots of modern Chinese society and culture are all to be found in this formative period of Chinese civilization. Li Feng's new critical interpretation draws on the most recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries from the past thirty years. This fluent and engaging overview of early Chinese civilization explores key topics including the origins of the written language, the rise of the state, the Shang and Zhou religions, bureaucracy, law and governance, the evolving nature of war, the creation of empire, the changing image of art, and the philosophical search for social order. Beautifully illustrated with a wide range of new images, this book is essential reading for all those wanting to know more about the foundations of Chinese history and civilization.
ISBN:
9780521895521
9780521895521
Category:
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
367
Dimensions (mm):
235x157x20mm
Weight:
0.7kg

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