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Chinese Civilization

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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings:
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Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
  4. Title Page
  5. Copyright
  6. CONTENTS
  7. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  8. PREFACE
  9. INTRODUCTION
  10. FIRST PART-POLITICAL HISTORY
    1. BOOK ONE TRADITIONAL HISTORY
      1. I.THE FIVE SOVEREIGNS
      2. II. THE THREE ROYAL DYNASTIES
        1. I. The Hsia
        2. II. The Yin
        3. III. The Chou
      3. III. THE EPOCH OF THE LEADERS AND OF THE COMBATANT KINGDOMS
        1. I. The Leaders
        2. II. The Tyrants
      4. IV. THE IMPERIAL ERA
        1. I. The Ch’in
        2. II. The Han
    2. BOOK TWO THE CHIEF DATA OF ANCIENT HISTORY
      1. I. THE AGES WITHOUT CHRONOLOGY
        1. I. The worth of traditional data
        2. II. Contributions of the auxiliary sciences
      2. II. THE FEUDAL PERIOD
        1. I. China in feudal times:
          1. 1. The Frontiers
          2. 2. The Country
        2. II. Chinese and Barbarians :
          1. 1. The Chinese Confederation
          2. 2. The countries of the centre
          3. 3. The Border Countries
        3. III. The formation of provincial unity
      3. III. THE EMPIRE
        1. I. The founding of Imperial Unity :
          1. 1. The work of the overlords of Ch’in
          2. 2. Ch’in Shih Huang-ti
        2. II. The Century of the Emperor Wu :
          1. 1. The consolidation of the Han dynasty
          2. 2. The wars for prestige
          3. 3. The increase of the central power
          4. 4. The task of civilization
        3. III. The dynastic crisis and the end of the Han
  11. SECOND PART-CHINESE SOCIETY
    1. BOOK ONE THE PEOPLE OF THE PLAINS
      1. I. LIFE IN THE FIELDS
      2. II. PEASANT CUSTOMS
        1. I. Families and Rural Communities
        2. II. The Seasonal Jousts
        3. III. The Feasts of Harvest and the Dead Season of the Year
        4. IV. The Holy Places
    2. BOOK TWO THE FOUNDATION OF THE CHIEFTAINSHIPS
      1. I. HOLY PLACES AND CITIES
      2. II. DIFFUSED POWERS AND INDIVIDUAL AUTHORITY
      3. III. MALE GODS AND CHIEFTAINS
      4. IV. RIVALRIES OF BROTHERHOODS
      5. V. THE AGNATIC DYNASTIES
      6. VI. THE INCREMENTS OF PRESTIGE
      7. VII. THE PRINCIPLES OF INFEUDATION
    3. BOOK THREE THE SEIGNIORIAL TOWN
      1. I. THE TOWN
      2. II. THE OVERLORD
      3. III. PUBLIC LIFE
        1. I. The Nobles in the Army
        2. II. The Nobles at the Court
      4. IV. PRIVATE LIFE
        1. I. The Noble Family :
          1. 1. Domestic Organization
          2. 2. Paternal Authority
        2. II. Home Life and the Part Played by Women:
          1. 1. Home Life
          2. 2. The Mother of a Family
    4. BOOK FOUR SOCIETY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE IMPERIAL ERA
      1. I. THE EMPEROR
        1. I. The Suzerain, Son of Heaven
        2. II. The Autocratio Sovereign
        3. III. The Constitutional Doctrine
      2. II. SOCIAL CHANGES
        1. I. The Court and the Imperial Nobility
        2. II. The Reform of Morals
  12. CONCLUSION
  13. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  14. INDEX