China’s Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-535

China’s Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-535

Author: Puning Liu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000283143

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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The Northern Wei was a dynasty which originated outside China and ruled northern China when the south of China was ruled by a series of dynasties which originated inside China. Both during the time that the Northern Wei dynasty was in power and over many centuries subsequently, the legitimacy of the Northern Wei dynasty has been questioned. This book outlines the history of the Northern Wei dynasty, including its origins and the history of its southern rivals; considers the practices adopted by both the Northern Wei dynasty and its rivals to establish legitimacy; and examines the debates which preoccupied Chinese scholars subsequently. The book casts light on traditional ideas about legitimate rule in China, ideas which have enduring relevance as tradition continues to be very significant in contemporary China.

China’s Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-535

China’s Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-535

Author: Puning Liu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000283228

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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The Northern Wei was a dynasty which originated outside China and which ruled northern China at the time when the south of China was ruled by a series of dynasties which originated inside China. Both during the time the Northern Wei were in power, and over many centuries subsequently, the legitimacy of the Northern Wei was questioned. This book outlines the history of the Northern Wei, including their origins, and the history of their southern rivals, considers the practices adopted by both the Northern Wei and their rivals to establish legitimacy, and examines the debates which preoccupied Chinese scholars subsequently. The book thereby casts much light on traditional ideas about legitimate rule in China, ideas which have enduring relevance as tradition continues to be very significant in contemporary China.

China's Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-535

China's Northern Wei Dynasty, 386-535

Author: PUNING. LIU

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367347741

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This book outlines the history of the Northern Wei, including their origins, and the history of their southern rivals, considers the practices adopted by both the Northern Wei and their rivals to establish legitimacy, and examines the debates which preoccupied Chinese scholars subsequently.

China at War

China at War

Author: Xiaobing Li

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844153

Category: History

Page: 605

View: 723

This comprehensive volume traces the Chinese military and its experiences over the past 2,500 years, describing clashes with other kingdoms and nations as well as internal rebellions and revolutions. * Approximately 300 A–Z entries covering China's military tradition over the past 2,500 years * Contributions from over 50 distinguished international scholars from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States * Maps of China and Asia, depicting provinces and major cities, major battles and campaigns, and disputed borders * Photographs of military leaders, soldiers, weapon systems, and battle grounds * Selected multicultural bibliography of research materials from the field of military history, both in English and in Chinese * A helpful appendix of Chinese dynasties

Modern China

Modern China

Author: Xiaobing Li

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696265

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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Providing an indispensable resource for students, educators, businessmen, and officials investigating the transformative experience of modern China, this book provides a comprehensive summary of the culture, institutions, traditions, and international relations that have shaped today's China. • Covers contemporary Chinese politics, economy, geography, law, education, culture, and history, providing readers with a breadth of insights into modern China and its people • Addresses a variety of current issues such as pollution, corruption, human trafficking, human rights, civil liberties, and the one-child policy • Contains accessible information ideal for high school and college-level students, grade school teachers, and any readers interested in the general topics of Asia and China

A Historical Geography of China

A Historical Geography of China

Author: Yi-Fu Tuan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351535380

Category: History

Page: 236

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The Chinese earth is pervasively humanized through long occupation. Signs of man's presence vary from the obvious to the extremely subtle. The building of roads, bridges, dams, and factories, and the consolidation of farm holdings alter the Chinese landscape and these alterations seem all the more conspicuous because they introduce features that are not distinctively Chinese. In contrast, traditional forms and architectural relics escape our attention because they are so identified with the Chinese scene that they appear to be almost outgrowths of nature. Describing the natural order of human beings in the context of the Chinese earth and civilization, "A Historical Geography of China" narrates the evolution of the Chinese landscape from prehistoric times to the present.Tuan views landscape as a visible expression of man's efforts to gain a living and achieve a measure of stability in the constant flux of nature. The book ranges the period of time from Peking man to the epoch of Mao Tse-tung. It moves through the ancient and modern dynasties, the warlords and conquests, earthquakes, devastating floods, climatic reversals, and staggering civil wars to the impact of Western civilization and industrialization. The emphasis throughout is on the effect of a changing environment on succeeding cultures.This classic study attempts to analyze and describe traditional Chinese settlement patterns and architecture. The result is a clear and succinct examination of the development of the Chinese landscape over thousands of years. It describes the ways the Communist regime worked to alter the face of the nation. This work will quickly prove to be crucial reading for all who are interested in this pivotal nation. It goes far beyond the usual political spectrum, into the physical and social roots of Chinese history.

Essays on Chinese Civilization

Essays on Chinese Civilization

Author: Derk Bodde

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400853328

Category: History

Page: 474

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This collection of twenty-one articles represents some of the major writings by one of the United States' leading Sinologists, Derk Bodde. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

China's Borderlands under the Qing, 1644–1912

China's Borderlands under the Qing, 1644–1912

Author: Daniel McMahon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343458

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book explores new directions in the study of China’s borderlands. In addition to assessing the influential perspectives of other historians, it engages innovative approaches in the author’s own research. These studies probe regional accommodations, the intersections of borderland management, martial fortification, and imperial culture, as well as the role of governmental discourse in defining and preserving restive boundary regions. As the issue of China’s management of its borderlands grows more pressing, the work presents key information and insights into how that nation’s contested fringes have been governed in the past.

China

China

Author: John King Fairbank

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674018281

Category: History

Page: 642

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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.