Loading, please wait...

product description page

Ancient China : A History (Hardcover) (John S. Major)

Ancient China : A History (Hardcover) (John S. Major) - image 1 of 1
not available
Not in stores

About this item

Ancient China: A History surveys the East Asian Heartland Region – the geographical area that eventually became known as China – from the Neolithic period through the Bronze Age, to the early imperial era of Qin and Han, up to the threshold of the medieval period in the third century CE. For most of that long span of time there was no such place as "China"; the vast and varied territory of the Heartland Region was home to many diverse cultures that only slowly coalesced, culturally, linguistically, and politically, to form the first recognizably Chinese empires.

The field of Early China studies is being revolutionized in our time by a wealth of archaeologically recovered texts and artefacts. Major and Cook draw on this exciting new evidence and a wealth of contemporary scholarship to present a leading-edge account of ancient China and its antecedents. 

With handy pedagogical features such as maps and illustrations, as well as an extensive list of recommendations for further reading,Ancient China: A History is an important resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Chinese History, and those studying Chinese Culture and Society more generally.


Number of Pages: 282
Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: John S. Major
Language: English
Street Date: September 16, 2016
TCIN: 51821190
UPC: 9780765615992
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-5439
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.