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Imperial China: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides) by [Peter Lorge]

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'A compact but engaging exposition of imperial China over the course of its 2,000-year history. Both accessible and informative, this book challenges a series of commonly held assumptions and reveals the complexity and incredible diversity of the Chinese world.'--Imre Galambos, Reader in Chinese Studies, University of Cambridge

'In short, fast-paced chapters, Peter Lorge provides a fresh look at key elements of China's imperial past. He invites the reader to ponder what we mean by "China", how to understand "dynasty", and whether sources written in literary Chinese overstate unity and continuity and underplay law, the military, and openness to new ideas.'--Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Professor of History Emeritus, University of Washington, and author of The Cambridge Illustrated History of China --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Peter Lorgeis Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is a historian of tenth- and eleventh-century China, with a particular interest in Chinese military, political and social history. His previous books include Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Centuryand The Asian Military Revolution. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B084VV651D
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications (1 July 2021)
  • Language : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
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