China : a history / Harold M. Tanner.
- Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2009.
xii, 610 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- China -- History.
- Part I. The early empire : building institutions and identity, 2070 (?) BCE-220 CE
From myth to history: the beginnings of the Chinese state and culture in the Xia, Shang, and Western Zhou dynasties
The age of fighting and philosophy: the Eastern Zhou dynasty
From feudal states to bureaucratic empire: the Qin and Western Han dynasties
The decline and fall of Eastern civilization: the Xin and Eastern Han dynasties
Part II. Cultural interaction and transformation, 220-1368
The age of warriors and Buddhists : the Three Kingdoms, Western Jin, and the period of North-South division
A multi-ethnic empire: the Sui and Tang dynasties
Competing suns in heaven: the Song and its neighbors
China in the Mongol empire: the Yuan dynasty
Part III. A new Confucian empire, 1368-1911
A model government for the ages: the early to mid-Ming dynasty
Wealth and instability: the mid- and late Ming
A Manchu empire: the Qing dynasty to 1799
The Qing dynasty's 19th-century crises
Part IV. The road to wealth and power, 1911-present
Struggling to build a nation: the 1911 revolution and the early Republic, 1912-26
Years of turmoil: China under Chiang Kai-shek's Guomindang government
The People's Republic of China: the Mao era
The march toward wealth and power.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 584-593) and index.
- 9780872209152 (pbk.)
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