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The imperial capitals of China : a dynastic history of the Celestial Empire, Arthur Cotterell

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The imperial capitals of China : a dynastic history of the Celestial Empire
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The imperial capitals of China
Title remainder
a dynastic history of the Celestial Empire
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Cotterell
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the third century B.C. Shang Emperor's obsessive and fatal attempts to engage the Immortals with cosmologically pleasing urban planning, Chinese emperors have designed their imperial capitals in ways that reveal the heart of their dynasty. In a history peopled with countless races, nationalities, and faiths, capital city ley lines display religious preoccupations and building design shows cultural influences of the period. The Tang capital at Chang an betrays the striking creativity and cultural receptiveness that earmark the era as a literary and artistic golden age, and the Forbidden City of fifteenth century Beijing still stands as testament to Ming dynasty architectural virtuosity. Arthur Cotterell provides an inside view of the rich array of characters, political and ideological tensions, and technological genius that defined the imperial cities of China, as each in turn is uncovered, explored, and celebrated. The oldest continuous civilization in existence today stands to become the most influential. From the foundations of the first capital to the politics of empire and cataclysmic civil wars, The Imperial Capitals of China offers a level of insight indispensable for a true understanding of China today"--Publisher description
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BTCTA
Dewey number
951
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT169.C6
LC item number
C68 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The imperial capitals of China : a dynastic history of the Celestial Empire, Arthur Cotterell
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The imperial capitals of China : a dynastic history of the Celestial Empire, Arthur Cotterell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Ancient origins, c. 1650 BC onwards -- The cosmology of the Chinese capital -- Part two: The early empire, 221 BC-AD 589 -- The first imperial capitals : Qin Xianyang and former Han Chang'am -- A restored dynasty : later Han Luoyang -- A divided China : Nanjing, Pingcheng, and Luoyang -- Part three: The middle empire, 589-1368 -- Reunification : Sui and Tang Chang'an -- Dynastic decline : late Tang Chang'an -- Almost paradise : northern Song Kaifeng -- Holding on : southern Song Hangzhou -- The Mongol conquest : Yuan Beijing -- Port four: The late empire, 1368-1912 -- The Chinese recovery : Ming Nanjing and Beijing -- The last imperial capital : Qing Beijing -- Chronologies: The imperial dynasties -- The emperors and their reigns
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24 cm
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Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781590200070
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016498302
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)181601801

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