This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period. A senior scholar of this epoch, F. W. Mote highlights the personal characteristics of the rulers and dynasties and probes the cultural theme of Chinese adaptations to recurrent alien rule. No other work provides a similar synthesis: generational events, personalities, and the spirit of the age combine to yield a comprehensive history of the civilization, not isolated but shaped by its relation to outsiders. This vast panorama of the civilization of the largest society in human history reveals much about Chinese high and low culture, and the influential role of Confucian philosophical and social ideals. Throughout the Liao Empire, the world of the Song, the Mongol rule, and the early Qing through the Kangxi and Qianlong reigns, culture, ideas, and personalities are richly woven into the fabric of the political order and institutions. This is a monumental work that will stand among the classic accounts of the nature and vibrancy of Chinese civilization before the modern period.
Imperial China 900-1800
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- 1 Imperial China 900-1800
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- 1.0.3 Chinese Pictures by Isabella Bird
- 1.0.4 Interview with Margaret Sun: Betwixt & Between
- 1.0.5 Betwixt and Between By Margaret Sun
- 1.0.6 Shanghai Daisy By Daisy Kwok
- 1.0.7 Portraits of trees of Hong Kong and Southern China
- 1.0.8 Interview with Daniel Reid, author and expert on Chinese tradition
- 1.0.9 Chinese Pictures by Isabella Bird
- 1.0.10 Interview with Margaret Sun: Betwixt & Between
- 1.0.11 Betwixt and Between By Margaret Sun
- 1.0.12 Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosistō: the Hong Kong government...
- 1.0.13 To understand is difficult; to act is easy. Sun Yat-sen
- 1.0.14 A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step....
- 1.0.15 A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean. Zhuangzi
Isaac Cheng is the vice-chairman of Demosistō, currently a year three student in Sociology at Shue Yan University. He was inspired by the protests against...