The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800 (Second Edition)

ISBN-13: 9780393938777

ISBN-10: 0393938778

Author: Valerie Hansen

Edition: Second

Publication date:
2015
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Format:
Paperback 496 pages
Category:
History, Writing
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Acknowledged author Valerie Hansen wrote The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800 (Second Edition) comprising 496 pages back in 2015. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0393938778 and 9780393938777. Since then The Open Empire: A History of China to 1800 (Second Edition) textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $31.66 or rent at the marketplace.


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An innovative approach to early Chinese history, now updated and expanded up to 1800.

The Open Empire takes an integrative, thematic approach to early Chinese history, using the concept of the “open empire” to highlight the dynamic, porous nature of China’s past. Hansen builds her chronological narrative on a rich variety of archeological and literary sources to flesh out the details of daily life, family relations, and social hierarchies.

In the Second Edition, the narrative has been updated with findings from recent scholarship and streamlined throughout to highlight the main themes. A new chapter on the Qing Empire, 1600–1800, carries the story of the “open empire” up to the birth of modern China.