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The Resource China between empires : the northern and southern dynasties, Mark Edward Lewis

China between empires : the northern and southern dynasties, Mark Edward Lewis

Label
China between empires : the northern and southern dynasties
Title
China between empires
Title remainder
the northern and southern dynasties
Statement of responsibility
Mark Edward Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After the collapse of the Han dynasty in the third century CE, China divided along a north-south line. Mark Lewis traces the changes that both underlay and resulted from this split in a period that saw the geographic redefinition of China, more engagement with the outside world, significant changes to family life, developments in the literary and social arenas, and the introduction of new religions." "The Yangzi River valley arose as the rice-producing center of the country. Literature moved beyond the court and capital to depict local culture, and newly emerging social spaces included the garden, temple, salon, and country villa. The growth of self-defined genteel families expanded the notion of the elite, moving it away from the traditional great Han families identified mostly by material wealth. Trailing the rebel movements that toppled the Han, the new faiths of Daoism and Buddhism altered every aspect of life, including the state, kinship structures, and the economy." "By the time China was reunited by the Sui dynasty in 589 CE, the elite had been drawn into the state order, and imperial power had assumed a more transcendent nature. The Chinese were incorporated into a new world system in which they exchanged goods and ideas with states that shared a common Buddhist religion. The centuries between the Han and the Tang thus had a profound and permanent impact on the Chinese world."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Mark Edward
Dewey number
931/.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS748.17
LC item number
.L49 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of imperial China
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
China
Label
China between empires : the northern and southern dynasties, Mark Edward Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography of the north and south China -- The rise of the great families -- Military dynasticism -- Urban transformation -- Rural life -- China and the outer world -- Redefining kinship -- Daoism and Buddhism -- Writing
Control code
79256852
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780674026056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007002457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)79256852
Label
China between empires : the northern and southern dynasties, Mark Edward Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The geography of the north and south China -- The rise of the great families -- Military dynasticism -- Urban transformation -- Rural life -- China and the outer world -- Redefining kinship -- Daoism and Buddhism -- Writing
Control code
79256852
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780674026056
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007002457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)79256852

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