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

 

 

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

Translated by Chi Zhen

ISBN: 978-1-84464-550-3

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-551-0

Hardback-390 Pages

May 2019

English

£80 €100 $130

 

 

 

Description:

“Introduction to the History of China: A Concise Reader” is a book of historical research and analysis written under the direction of historical materialism, according to detailed and credible historical documents and archaeological finds and data, and on the basis of the historical achievements accumulated by the academic community over the years. The book is a lucid and concise narration of Chinese history from the ancient humans and the origin of civilization within China’s boarders until the break out of the Revolution of 1911 when the Qing dynasty which is China’s last imperial dynasty collapsed.
 “Introduction to the History of China: A Concise Reader” is written by historians organized by CASS, (China Academy of Social Sciences). This major work offers an insight into China’s rich and complex history researched and written by leading historians in China.  It is a unique perspective on China’s history from a Chinese perspective. Much is written about China’s history in the West. This book provides an understanding of China’s history, written in China and available now in the English language.
 

Content:

Volume II

Chapter Six The Sui and Tang Dynasties

1. The Short-Lived Sui’s Unification of China

2. The Prosperous Early Tang Dynasty

3. The Declining Late Tang Dynasty

4. Political Institutions of Sui and Tang

5. The Social Economy and Class Structure

6. The Ethnic and Foreign Relations

7. Thoughts, Culture, Science, and Technology in Sui and Tang

Chapter Seven The Five Dynasties, Ten Kingdoms, Song, Liao, Western Xia, and Jin Dynasties

1. The Five Dynasties, Ten Kingdoms, and the Rise of Khitan Kingdom

2. The Founding of the Northern Song Dynasty and Its Political Reforms

3. Liao, Western Xia, Tubo, Huihu, and Dali

4. The Confrontations among Liao, Jin, and the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties

5. The Social Economy and Class Structure

6. Thoughts, Culture, Science, and Technology in the Era

Chapter Eight The Yuan Dynasty

1. The Rise of the Mongols

2. The Growth of the Unified Chinese Country of All Nationalities

3. The Ethnic Hierarchization and the Decaying Yuan Politics

4. The Economic and Class Relations

5. Thoughts, Culture, Science, and Technology in This Era

Chapter Nine The Ming Dynasty

1. The Founding and Consolidation of the Ming Dynasty

2. Political Changes in the Mid-Ming

3. The Socio-Political Crises in the Late Ming and the Reform Led by Zhang Juzheng

4. The Commodity Economy and Capitalist Sprouts

5. The Fall of Ming and the Manchu Troops’ Occupation of the Central Plains

6. The Ming’s Foreign Relations

7. Thoughts, Culture, Science, and Technology in This Era

Chapter Ten The Early Qing Dynasty

1. Establishing the Capital in Beijing and the Founding of the Qing Empire

2. The Stabilization of Border and Ethnic Regions in the Reigns of Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong

3. The Central and Local Administration in Early Qing Dynasty

4. The Social Economy, Taxation, and Corvee

5. The Foreign Relations

6. Thoughts, Culture, Science, and Technology in This Era

Chapter Eleven The Late Qing Period (1840-1911)

1. Imperial Invasion and Dynastic Crisis

2. Socio-Political Changes in the Late-Qing Society after the Gradual Loss of Sovereignty

3. The Mass Resistance and National Salvation Initiatives of the Chinese Patriots

4. The Modernizing Attempt of the Self-Strengthening Movement

5. The Deepening of National Crisis and Failure of the Hundred Days’ Reform

6. The Abortive New Policy Reform and the Outbreak of the 1911 Revolution

Bibliography

Primary Sources

English Translations of Classical Literature

Secondary Sources

Internet Resources

Index

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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