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China in World History

Editors' Preface


CHAPTER I. The Formative Age: Beginnings to Third Century BCE

CHAPTER II. The First Empires: Qin (221—206 BCE) and Han (206 BCE-220 CE)

CHAPTER III. The Era of Division (220—589)

CHAPTER IV. Reunified Empires: Sui (581—618) and Tang (618-907)

CHAPTER V. Diminished Empire and Nomadic Challengers: Song (960—1279) and Yuan (1279-1368)

CHAPTER VI. Early Modern China: Ming (1368—1644) and Early Qing (1644-1800)

CHAPTER VII. Decline, Fall, and Aftermath of the Qing Empire (1800—1920)

CHAPTER VIII. Civil Wars, Invasion, and the Rise of Communism (1920-1949)

CHAPTER IX. The People’s Republic of China (1949 to the Present)