Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chinese History

Free Chinese History eBooks


A Chinese History Reader.  Cengage Learning Asia | 2009 | ISBN: 9814281700 | 334 pages | PDF | 53,8 MB. This book provides a concise introduction to the Chinese history, covering a long time span extending from antiquity through the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty. Historical periods elaborated include the pre-Qin period; the Qin and Han Dynasties; the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties; the Tang, Song, and Yuan Dynasties; and the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Written by a group of historians from the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book has incorporated some of the latest research findings in the field of Chinese historical studies.


Chinese History: A Manual, Revised and Enlarged. Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center 2000 | 1100 Pages | ISBN: 0674002490 | DJVU | 52 mb.  Since the publication of the first edition in 1998, Chinese History: A Manual has become an indispensable guide to researching the history of China. Updated through the end of 1999, the second edition discusses some 4,200 primary, secondary, and reference works, an increase of 1,300 titles over the first edition. The temporal coverage has been expanded to include the Republican period; sections on nonverbal salutations, weights and measures, money, and furniture have been added; the chapters on language, etymology, people, geography, chronology, warfare, leishu, food, and the Chinese world order have been thoroughly revised; and the subject index has been enlarged to include 1,500 technical terms.


Short History of Chinese Philosophy.  Free Press | 1966 | ISBN: 0029109809, 0684836343, 0020653506 | 368 pages | PDF | 129 MB.  This is a chronicle of Chinese thought from the third millennium sage-kings to the 1911 overthrow of the oldest monarchical system in the world. The book illuminates the most commonly known schools of Confuciansim and Taoism, and it acquaints readers with Mohism, Yin-Yang, Legalism, Neo-Taosim, Neo-Confucianism, and the introduction of Western philosophy.

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