The Origins of the State and the Formation of Monarchy in Ancient China Part II
Title: The Origins of the State and the Formation
of Monarchy in Ancient China Part II
Author: Wang Zhenzhong
Translated by Lian Zheyu
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-685-2
Hardback - 256 pages
£75 €118 $120
China has a history of more than 5,000 years of civilization, but when, where, and what kind of process did the splendid Chinese civilization come into being? Many predecessors in academia and masters of Chinese studies have discussed this issue. The author of this book adopts a multi-disciplinary research method, extensively uses the theories of archaeology, history, and anthropology, systematically sorts out and analyzes archaeological discoveries, and analyzes various ancient histories handed down from ancient times. The legend tried to do an integrated interpretation, put forward a series of innovative theoretical viewpoints, and constructed a brand-new ancient history research system.
The topic is an interested issue for scholars and experts to discover the development of Chinese civilization.
The materials, including data, illustrations, are the newest ones, they can help readers and researchers to better understand and research ancient China.
Part II From Local State to Kingdom and Dynastic State
CHAPTER SEVEN Rise of the Xia People and Exploration of the Xia Culture
I. Rise of the Xia People and Exploration of the Xia Culture
II. Exploration of the Xia Culture
III. Erlitou Site as a Royal Capital
CHAPTER EIGHT The State and Kingship of the Xia Era
I. State Apparatus and Kingship of the Xia Dynasty
II. The Composite State Structure and Kingship of the Xia Period
CHAPTER NINE Origins of Proto-Shang Local States
I. Origin and Migration of the Shang People
II. Emergence of the Proto-Shang Early State – Local State
CHAPTER TEN State and Kingship in the Shang Era
I. Establishment of the Shang Dynasty
II. Xia Dynasty’s “Composite” State Structure
III. Xia Dynasty’s Kingship and Ruling System
Wang Zhenzhong is a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, deputy director of the History Department, and a researcher at the Institute of Ancient History of the Chinese Academy of History. His academic expertise is pre-Qin history, ancient Chinese civilization history, and archaeology. Representative works include "A Comparative Study of the Origin of Chinese Civilization" and so on.