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History of Imperial China 4

The Age of Confucian Rule

The Song Transformation of China

Dieter Kuhn

General Editor Timothy Brook

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674062023

Publication Date: 10/15/2011


368 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 halftones, 10 maps

Belknap Press

History of Imperial China


  • Introduction
  • 1. A Time of Turmoil
  • 2. Model Rulers
  • 3. Reforming into Collapse
  • 4. The Song in the South
  • 5. Three Doctrines
  • 6. Education and Examination
  • 7. Life Cycle Rituals
  • 8. Exploring the World Within and Without
  • 9. Transforming the Capitals
  • 10. A Changing World of Production
  • 11. Money and Taxes
  • 12. Private Lives in the Public Sphere
  • Conclusion
  • Dynastic Rulers
  • Measures
  • Pronunciation Guide
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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