The Cambridge History of Ancient China

The Cambridge History of Ancient China
Author Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy (eds.)
Language English
Subject Chinese history
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication date
Media type Paperback/Hardcover
Pages 1180
ISBN 978-0-521-47030-8
OCLC 37361770
LC Class DS741.5 .C35 1999

The Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 BC is a book edited by Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy, published by Cambridge University Press in 1999.

This book provides a survey of the institutional and cultural history of China up to the unification of the country by Qin Shi Huang in 221 BC. It was published as an independent volume complementing the 15-volume work The Cambridge History of China.

Fourteen specialists on early Chinese history including Robert Bagley, Kwang-chih Chang, Cho-yun Hsu, David Keightley, Mark Edward Lewis, David S. Nivison, and Jessica Rawson contributed to the book.

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