Handbook of the History of China: A Concise Reader

 

 

Author: The Institute of History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Translated by Ye Hui

ISBN: 978-1-84464-552-7

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-553-4

Hardback-482 Pages

May 2019

English

£80 €100 $130

 

 

 

Description:

This book was compiled by the Handbook of the Knowledge of Chinese History Editing Group from the Institute of History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and is intended to be used in conjunction with The History of China: A Concise Reader written by the Institute of History, CASS. It compiled basic Chinese historical information in a concise handbook of Chinese History for readers. This book is comprised of four parts: glossary of Chinese history, a timeline of Chinese history, lists of monarchs of the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties and the dates of their Reign and a table of era names of the imperial dynasties, and it covers historical, theoretical concepts and the whole of Chinese history from the origin of human beings to the end of the Qing dynasty. This book presents brief and concise historical concepts. It described the basic knowledge of Chinese history with simple language which is easy to understand. The arrangement of the terms is based on the following sequence: The name of the dynasty, the name of the state, political events, political system, economic system, legal system, military system, ethnicity and foreign relations, historical geography, science and technology, thought and culture, book names, peoples’ names. Names of dynasties, names of states and political events are all arranged according to dates.

Content:

 

Authors’ Note

Contents

Chapter 1: Chinese History Terms

Ⅰ Historical Terms and Concepts

Ⅱ Prehistoric Times

Ⅲ Xia, Shang, Zhou

Ⅳ Qin – Han

Ⅴ The Wei, Jin and the Southern and Northern Dynasties

Ⅵ Sui and Tang Dynasties

Ⅶ Five Dynasties, Ten Kingdoms, the Liao, Song, Western Xia and Jin Dynasties

Ⅷ Yuan

Ⅸ Ming

Ⅹ Qing

Chapter 2: Timeline of Chinese History

Chapter 3: Lists of Monarchs of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties and the Dates of their Reign

Table 1: List of Kings of the Xia Dynasty

Table 2: List of Kings of the Shang Dynasty

Table 3: Conversion of Western Zhou Dynasty Dates and Vassal States Dates to the Gregorian Calendar

Table 4: Conversion of Eastern Zhou Dynasty Dates and Vassal States Dates to the Gregorian Calendar

Chapter 4: Table of Era Names of the Imperial Dynasties

Bibliography

Index of Glossary of Chinese History Terms

The Handbook of the Knowledge of Chinese History Editing Group

Related titles:

Introduction to the History of China: A Concise Reader (volume I)

Introduction to the History of China: A Concise Reader (volume II)

Handbook of the History of China: A Concise Reader 

Package: 

Introduction to the History of China: A Concise Reader (volume I and II)

Handbook of the History of China: A Concise Reader 

 

 

 

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