A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations by Conrad Schirokauer

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This compelling textual content explores the advance of China and Japan via their paintings, faith, literature, and proposal in addition to via their monetary, political, and social heritage. the writer staff combines robust examine with huge lecture room instructing adventure to supply a transparent, constant, and hugely readable textual content that's obtainable to scholars without earlier wisdom of the historical past of East Asia.

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Copyright 201 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 26 Part One ■ The Classical Civilization of China Purportedly, Lord Xian was given in old age a beautiful concubine.

E. is known as the Eastern Zhou Period because the dynastic capital was in the Eastern city of Chengzhou. These 550 years were regarded by traditional scholars as a period of decline from the heights of the early Zhou. In this they agreed with the great majority of the articulate, elite men who lived through the major social and political upheavals of this age, unaware that the future would ultimately bring a more extensive and prosperous civilization. For them this was a bewildering and disturbing time undermining old assumptions, challenging long-held beliefs, prompting questions never raised before, stimulating widespread intellectual exploration and the generation of new Copyright 201 Cengage Learning.

Old beliefs and assumptions were challenged, prompting questions never before raised and stimulating intellectual exploration in many directions. Some of these new concepts were later abandoned; others became the guidelines for Chinese and Japanese thought for centuries. e. is known as the Eastern Zhou Period because the dynastic capital was in the Eastern city of Chengzhou. ) and the Warring States Period (ca. ). The former derives from the Spring and Autumn Annals, a terse and opaque chronicle that covers the years after the fall of the Western Zhou capital to the beginning of the Warring States Period.

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