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Cover of: China's early empires by Michael Nylan
Last edited by Brett Lee-Price
March 11, 2013 | History
Cover of: China's early empires by Michael Nylan

China's early empires
a re-appraisal
by

Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction / -- Michael Nylan and Michael Loewe
Archaeology. Han Dynasty tomb structures and contents -- Susan N. Erickson ;
Two Eastern Han sites :
Dahuting and Houshiguo -- Michèle Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens ;
Excavated manuscripts :
context and methodology -- Enno Giele ;
The archaeology of the outlying lands -- Susan N. Erickson, Yi Sŏng-mi, and Michael Nylan ;
Urbanism -- Michèle Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens ;
The Eternal City and the City of Eternal Peace -- T. Corey Brennan and Hsing I-tien ; -- Appendix :
major sources for Chang'an ;
Imperial tombs -- Michael Loewe ; -- Appendix :
tombs of the Han emperors ;
Archaeology in China :
a view from outside Anthony Snodgrass --
Administration. The laws of 186 BCE -- Michael Loewe ; -- Appendix :
legal documents ;
Administration of the family (Qihuai bisi) -- Michael Nylan ; -- Appendix :
on the sources ;
Social distinctions, groups and privileges -- Michael Loewe ;
The operation of the government -- Michael Loewe
Technical arts. Numbers, numeracy and the cosmos -- Christopher Cullen ; -- Appendix :
nine canons ;
Divination and astrology received texts and excavated manuscripts -- Marc Kalinowski ; -- Appendix :
writings related to divination ; -- Appendix :
mantic practitioners ;
Manuscripts, received texts and the healing arts -- Vivienne Lo and Li Jianmin ; -- Appendix :
early evidence of the healing arts ;
Yin-yang, five phases and qi -- Michael Nylan ; -- Appendix :
correlative cosmology ;
Religious practices in Qin and Han -- Roel Sterckx ;
Religious change under Eastern Han and its successors :
some current perspectives and problems -- T. H. Barrett ; -- Appendix :
four problematic texts in the history of Daoism : -- Appendix :
post-Han extra-canonical sources --
Modes of Persuasion. The techniques of persuasion and the rhetoric of disorder (Luan) in late Zhanguo and Western Han texts -- Geoffery Lloyd ;
Texts and authors in the Shiji -- Griet Vankeerberghen ;
Tropes of music and poetry :
from Wudi (r. 141-87 BCE) to ca. 100 CE -- Martin Kern ;
The art of persuasion from 100 BCE to 100 CE -- Michael Nylan ;
Prose and authority 100-300 CE -- David Schaberg ;
Literary criticism and personal character in poetry ca. 100-300 CE -- Paul W. Kroll.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series University of Cambridge Oriental publications -- 67

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 931.04
Library of Congress DS747.37 .C475 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination xxiii, 630 p. :
Number of pages 630

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24864515M
ISBN 10 0521852978
ISBN 13 9780521852975
LC Control Number 2011378715
OCLC/WorldCat 428776512

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