The Confucian-legalist state : a new theory of Chinese history / Dingxin Zhao
- Zhao, Dingxin
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : maps (black and white).
- Oxford studies in early empires
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Empirical and Theoretical Considerations -- Introduction -- 1.A Theory of Historical Change -- pt. II The Historical Background of the Eastern Zhou Era -- 2.The Western Zhou (ca. 1045--771 BCE) Order and Its Decline -- 3.The Historical Setting of Eastern Zhou: An Age of War -- pt. III War-Driven Dynamism in the Eastern Zhou Era -- 4.The Age of Hegemons (770--546 BCE) -- 5.The Age of Transition (545--420 BCE) -- 6.In the Age of Total War (419--221 BCE): Philosophies and Philosophers -- 7.In the Age of Total War: Absolutism Prevailing -- 8.In the Age of Total War: Qin and the Drive toward Unification -- 9.Western Han and the Advent of the Confucian-Legalist State -- pt. IV The Confucian-Legalist State and Patterns of Chinese History -- 10.Pre-Song Challenges to the Confucian-Legalist Political Framework and Song Responses -- 11.Relations between Nomads and Settled Chinese in History -- 12.Neo-Confucianism and the Advent of a "Confucian Society" -- 13.Market Economy under the Confucian-Legalist State.
- 'The Confucian-Legalist State' proposes a new theory of social change and, in doing so, analyzes the patterns of Chinese history, such as the rise and persistence of a unified empire, the continuous domination of Confucianism, and China's inability to develop industrial capitalism without Western imperialism.
- 9780199351756 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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