China: A History (Volume 1)

From Neolithic Cultures through the Great Qing Empire,(10,000 BCE - 1799 CE)

by Harold M. Tanner

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  • 1603845631
  • 9781603842020
  • 9781603845632
  • 9781603845656

Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day.

Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table, extensive notes, recommendations for further reading and an index.

Volume 1: From Neolithic Cultures through the Great Qing Empire (10,000 BCE—1799). Volume 2: From the Great Qing Empire through the People's Republic of China (1644—2009).


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; March 2010
  • ISBN: 9781603845632
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  • Title: China: A History (Volume 1)
  • Author: Harold M. Tanner
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603845631
  • 9781603842020
  • 9781603845632
  • 9781603845656

In The Press

A solid, clearly written and up-to-date account of China's dynastic history, taking note of recent research, and with attention to cultural developments and economic practice. An accessible read, even for first-comers to this highly complex subject; this is an excellent introduction to China that instructors will welcome and students will enjoy. --Michael Loewe, University Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Cambridge 1963-1990; Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall.


About The Author

Harold M. Tanner is Professor of History at the University of North Texas.