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The Cambridge History of China: Volume 2, The Six Dynasties, 220-589

Albert E. Dien (Stanford University, California) Keith N. Knapp



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Cambridge University Press
07 November 2019
History; General & world history; Asian history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE
The Six Dynasties Period (220-589 CE) is one of the most complex in Chinese history. Written by leading scholars from across the globe, the essays in this volume cover nearly every aspect of the period, including politics, foreign relations, warfare, agriculture, gender, art, philosophy, material culture, local society, and music. While acknowledging the era's political chaos, these essays indicate that this was a transformative period when Chinese culture was significantly changed and enriched by foreign peoples and ideas. It was also a time when history and literature became recognized as independent subjects and religion was transformed by the domestication of Buddhism and the formation of organized Daoism. Many of the trends that shaped the rest of imperial China's history have their origins in this era, such as the commercial vibrancy of southern China, the separation of history and literature from classical studies, and the growing importance of women in politics and religion.
Edited by:   Albert E. Dien (Stanford University California), Keith N. Knapp
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 52mm
Weight:   1.440kg
ISBN:   9781107020771
ISBN 10:   1107020778
Series:   The Cambridge History of China
Pages:   920
Publication Date:   07 November 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Albert E. Dien is Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, California. Keith N. Knapp is Professor of History, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

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