Early China: A Social and Cultural History (New Approaches to Asian History) (Hardcover)

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By Li Feng
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521895521
ISBN-10: 0521895529
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 30th, 2013
Pages: 367
Language: English
Series: New Approaches to Asian History