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By Xiaoyu Sun

This ebook presents a concise creation to the chinese language heritage, protecting decades span extending from antiquity throughout the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty. old sessions elaborated contain the pre-Qin interval; the Qin and Han Dynasties; the Wei, Jin, and Southern and northerly Dynasties; the Tang, track, and Yuan Dynasties; and the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Written by means of a bunch of historians from the celebrated chinese language Academy of Social Sciences, the publication has integrated a few of the most modern examine findings within the box of chinese language historic studies.

- All significant chinese language dynasties are lined in a concise demeanour. Encounters with the trendy period also are explored, in addition to beginning with the traditional Age in China.
- The authors offer most up-to-date study findings, giving perception to the interesting chinese language history.
- This publication additionally good points many appropriate images and illustrations to aid readers comprehend the themes better.

1. the traditional Age.
2. japanese Zhou Dynasty.
3. The Qin and Han Dynasties.
4. The Wei, Jin, and Southern and northerly Dynasties.
5. The Tang, track, and Yuan Dynasties.
6. The Ming and Qing Dynasties.
7. The past due Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China.

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A Chinese History Reader

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As the Qi state was adjacent to the sea in the east, Guan Zhong encouraged the trades of fishing and salt production, appointed salt and iron officials, and used state power to encourage the production of salt and iron. He organized mintage and drafted regulations, and placed emphasis on the development of commerce and the handicrafts industry. He adopted a policy of “qing zhong jiu fu zhi,” meaning that the government would buy or sell products in accordance with the requirement of the people and the good or poor harvest of the crops, so as to regulate the prices of goods and accumulate national revenue.

It is considered a representative work of the bronze culture at the height of the Shang Dynasty’s power. The large-scale standing bronze figure found in the Sanxingdui ruins is the representative work of the bronze culture in the Shu area during the Shang Dynasty. It is 226 cm high and weighs over 180 kg. It was made using the technique of casting by segments. In recent years, many bronze wares of the Western Zhou Dynasty have also been excavated. For example, nearly 5,000 pieces of bronzeware were excavated from the Guo state grave in Henan Province, including 180 pieces of bronze ritual wares, and many other bronze tools and cart decorations.

In the late Spring and Autumn Period, Chu moved its capital from Ying (near present-day Jiangling, Hubei Province) to Ruo (now Yicheng, Hubei Province). In the late Warring States, under successive strikes by Qin troops, the territory of Chu was slowly annexed by Qin, forcing Chu to move its capital to Chen (present-day Huaiyang, Henan) and finally to Shouchun in Shouyang, Anhui Province. Under the reign of Duke Xiao, the state of Qin was transformed from a backward state into one that surpassed the other six states as a result of a series of reforms.

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