An Outline History of China

( 中国通史纲要 )


This is the revised edition. An Outline History of China gives a brief introduction to the long historical course of development of China from ancient times up to the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The book first gives an outline of contemporary Chinese geography, population, ethnicity and history.It then describes ancient human activities, and the social and historical meanings of ancient mythologies and legends, and gives a concise account of the rise and fall of the Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Wei, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. There follow, in detail or in brief, as appropriate, introductions to the politics, economy, military affairs, culture, laws, inventions, cultural relics, etiquette and customs, relationships between classes and ethnic groups in China, and between China and foreign countries, plus an enlightening description of the country’s modern social reforms. There is an index at the back of the book for convenience of reference.

  • New Hardcover 15.5*23 cm, 803 pp.


Condition: New
ISBN: 9787119052960
Shipping Weight: 3.2lbs
Published: 2008

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