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The Confucian-legalist state : a new theory of Chinese history, Dingxin Zhao

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The Confucian-legalist state : a new theory of Chinese history
Title
The Confucian-legalist state
Title remainder
a new theory of Chinese history
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Dingxin Zhao
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Confucian-Legalist State proposes a new theory of social change and, in doing so, analyzes the patterns of Chinese history, such as the rise and persistence of a unified empire, the continuous domination of Confucianism, and China's impossibility to develop industrial capitalism without being compelled by Western imperialism"--
  • "In the The Confucian-Legalist State, Dingxin Zhao offers a radically new analysis of Chinese imperial history from the eleventh century BCE to the fall of the Qing dynasty. This study first uncovers the factors that explain how, and why, China developed into a bureaucratic empire under the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE. It then examines the political system that crystallized during the Western Han dynasty, a system that drew on China's philosophical traditions of Confucianism and Legalism. Despite great changes in China's demography, religion, technology, and socioeconomic structures, this Confucian-Legalist political system survived for over two millennia. Yet, it was precisely because of the system's resilience that China, for better or worse, did not develop industrial capitalism as Western Europe did, notwithstanding China's economic prosperity and technological sophistication beginning with the Northern Song dynasty. In examining the nature of this political system, Zhao offers a new way of viewing Chinese history, one that emphasizes the importance of structural forces and social mechanisms in shaping historical dynamics. As a work of historical sociology, The Confucian-Legalist State aims to show how the patterns of Chinese history were not shaped by any single force, but instead by meaningful activities of social actors which were greatly constrained by, and at the same time reproduced and modified, the constellations of political, economic, military, and ideological forces. This book thus offers a startling new understanding of long-term patterns of Chinese history, one that should trigger debates for years to come among historians, political scientists, and sociologists"--
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Zhao, Dingxin
Dewey number
951.001
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS736.5
LC item number
.Z48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in early empires
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  • China
  • China
  • Social change
  • Confucianism and state
  • Legalism (Chinese philosophy)
  • Imperialism
  • China
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • Confucianism and state
  • Imperialism
  • Legalism (Chinese philosophy)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and government
  • Social change
  • China
  • China
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The Confucian-legalist state : a new theory of Chinese history, Dingxin Zhao
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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910859597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 447 pages
Isbn
9780199351732
Lccn
2015008765
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)910859597
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The Confucian-legalist state : a new theory of Chinese history, Dingxin Zhao
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
910859597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 447 pages
Isbn
9780199351732
Lccn
2015008765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910859597

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