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The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China

Volume 2. The Six Dynasties, 220–581

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Rafe de Crespigny, J. Michael Farmer, Damien Chaussende, Charles Holcombe, Terry F. Kleeman, Scott Pearce, Albert E. Dien, Andrew Chittick, David A. Graff, Victor Cunrui Xiong, Liu Shufen, Francesca Bray, Rong Xinjiang, Shing Müller, Annette Kieser, Jen-der Lee, Hou Xudong, Keith N. Knapp, Y. K. Lo, John Kieschnick, Stephen R. Bokenkamp, Robert Ford Campany, Antje Richter, Cynthia Chennault, Wu Hung, Bo Lawergren
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  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107020771

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  • The Six Dynasties Period (220–589 BCE) 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.

    • Presents a long awaited and pivotal volume in the renowned Cambridge History of China series
    • The book is broad and comprehensive in focus and written in a style to make it accessible to all readers
    • Contributors represent a wide, international range of perspectives and backgrounds
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    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107020771
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 58 b/w illus. 9 maps
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. History:
    1. Wei Rafe de Crespigny
    2. Wu Rafe de Crespigny
    3. Shu-Han J. Michael Farmer
    4. Western Jin Damien Chaussende
    5. Eastern Jin Charles Holcombe
    6. The Sixteen Kingdoms Charles Holcombe
    7. Cheng-Han State Terry F. Kleeman
    8. Northern Wei Scott Pearce
    9. Eastern Wei–Northern Qi Albert E. Dien
    10. Western Wei–Northern Zhou Albert E. Dien
    11. The Southern dynasties Andrew Chittick
    Part II. Society and Realia:
    12. The art of war David A. Graff
    13. Foreign relations Charles Holcombe
    14. The Northern economy Victor Cunrui Xiong
    15. The Southern economy Liu Shufen
    16. Agriculture Francesca Bray
    17. The history of Sogdians in China Rong Xinjiang
    18. Northern material culture Shing Müller
    19. Southern material culture Annette Kieser
    20. Women, families, and gendered society Jen-der Lee
    21. Local society Hou Xudong
    Part III. Culture, Religion and Art:
    22. Confucian learning and influence Keith N. Knapp
    23. Qingtan and Xuanxue Y. K. Lo
    24. Buddhism John Kieschnick
    25. Daoism Stephen R. Bokenkamp
    26. Popular religion Robert Ford Campany
    27. The world of prose literature Antje Richter
    28. The world of poetry Cynthia Chennault
    29. Art and visual culture Wu Hung
    30. Music Bo Lawergren
    Abbreviations of frequently cited primary sources
    Bibliography
    Glossary–index.

  • Editors

    Albert E. Dien, Stanford University, California
    Albert E. Dien is Professor Emeritus, Stanford University.

    Keith N. Knapp, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
    Keith N. Knapp is Professor of History, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

    Contributors

    Rafe de Crespigny, J. Michael Farmer, Damien Chaussende, Charles Holcombe, Terry F. Kleeman, Scott Pearce, Albert E. Dien, Andrew Chittick, David A. Graff, Victor Cunrui Xiong, Liu Shufen, Francesca Bray, Rong Xinjiang, Shing Müller, Annette Kieser, Jen-der Lee, Hou Xudong, Keith N. Knapp, Y. K. Lo, John Kieschnick, Stephen R. Bokenkamp, Robert Ford Campany, Antje Richter, Cynthia Chennault, Wu Hung, Bo Lawergren

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