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A history of Chinese civilization

by Jacques Gernet

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of: Le Monde chinois.

StatementJacques Gernet ; translated by J.R. Foster and Charles Hartman.
ContributionsFoster, J. R., Hartman, Charles, 1946-
The Physical Object
Pagination(780)p. :
Number of Pages780
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22357036M
ISBN 100521497817

Ancient China was one of the oldest and longest lasting civilizations in the history of the world. The history of Ancient China can be traced back over 4, years. Located on the eastern part of the continent of Asia, today China is the most populous country in the world. Chinese Civilization and It’s Characteristics! The people of ancient China were free from external influence. They contributed for the growth of a civilization which was indigenous. The characteristics of this civilisation have been discussed below: Art of Writing: The people of China developed their own system of writing.

More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great 3/5(3).   Early Chinese Civilizations [PDF] 1. CHINA OVERVIEW: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINA 2. Geography of China I. Geography of China A. Larger than the United States B. Climate varies 1. North a. Temperate and cold 2. South a. Subtropical b. Erosion c. Floods and droughts 3. Geography of China B. Important rivers 1.

The scope of this book is vast, covering the history of civilizations in the world almost from the dawn of history itself. Braudel first wrote the book in the 's in the hopes it would provide the basic history curricullum in French Universities. It was rejected as too radical. He updated the book in the early 's/5. PART I: THE CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION OF CHINA China" in Antiquity Turbulent Times and Classical Thought The Early Imperial II: CHINA IN A BUDDHIST AGE China during the Period of Disunity The Cosmopolitan Civilization of the Sui and Tang: PART III: LATE IMPERIAL/EARLY MODERN China during the Song:


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