T'ang China: The Rise of the East in World History

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Springer, 2004 M07 29 - 233 pages
This book presents a picture focused on the T'ang period, one of China's acknowledged golden ages. Within a looser web of globalization, the T'ang period and its dynamics offers a distant mirror of our own time. An argument in world history may thus cast light on issues in contemporary politics.
 

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Contents

Before the Rise of the East
1
The Genius of Tang
30
China takes CentreStage
68
A Multiple China
101
Chinas Complex Pluralism
130
Reflux and Prognosis
168
Notes
202
Bibliography
212
Index
220
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S.A.M. ADSHEAD is Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was educated at Stowe School and Christ Church, Oxford, and studied Chinese History at Harvard University. He is the author of The Modernization of the Chinese Salt Administration, Province and Politics in Late Imperial China, Salt and Civilization, Central Asia in World History and The Philosophy of History in Nineteenth-Century England and Beyond.

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