Conceiving the Empire

Conceiving the Empire
Title Conceiving the Empire PDF eBook
Author Fritz-Heiner Mutschler
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 502
Release 2008-11-13
Genre Art
ISBN 0199214646

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"The essays in Conceiving the Empire: China and Rome Compared explore how the idea of 'empire' arose and developed in the two most powerful polities in antiquity. Extending its scope well beyond the notions of tianxia, 'All-under-Heaven' in China, and imperium in Rome, the volume deals with the mental images of 'empire' that emerged with the formation of political macro-entities in the East and in the West. Written by a team of experts in Sinology and Classical Studies, Conceiving the Empire concentrates on the essential feature of the ancient Mediterranean and Chinese worlds: the emergence of empire and the enduring influence of the imperial order."--BOOK JACKET.

Conceiving the Empire

Conceiving the Empire
Title Conceiving the Empire PDF eBook
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Pages 481
Release 2008
Genre China
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Ancient China and the Yue

Ancient China and the Yue
Title Ancient China and the Yue PDF eBook
Author Erica Brindley
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 303
Release 2015-09-03
Genre History
ISBN 1107084784

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A richly empirical discussion of ethnic identity formation in the ancient world, presenting the peoples of China's southern frontier.

China's International Roles

China's International Roles
Title China's International Roles PDF eBook
Author Sebastian Harnisch
Publisher Routledge
Pages 276
Release 2015-07-16
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1317434102

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This collection examines changes in China’s international role over the past century. Tracing the links between domestic and external expectations in the PRC’s role conception and preferred engagement patterns in world politics, the work provides a systematic account of changes in China’s role and the mechanisms of role taking. Individual chapters address the impact of China’s history and identity on its bilateral role taking patterns with the United States, Japan, Africa, the Europe Union, and Socialist States as well as China’s role in international institutions, the G-20, and East Asia’s Financial Order. Each of the empirical chapters is written to a common template exploring the role of historical self-identification, altercasting and domestic role contestation in shaping the PRC’s role. The volume provides an analytically coherent framework evaluating whether cooperation or conflict in China’s international engagement is likely to increase, and if so, the extent to which this will follow from incompatible domestic demands and external expectations. By combining a theoretical framework with strong comparative case studies, this volume contributes to the ongoing debate on China’s rise and integration into the international society and provides sound conclusions about the prospects for a transition of China’s purpose in world politics.

Rome, China, and the Barbarians

Rome, China, and the Barbarians
Title Rome, China, and the Barbarians PDF eBook
Author Randolph B. Ford
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 391
Release 2020-04-23
Genre History
ISBN 1108473954

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An exploration of ethnological thought in Greece, Rome, and China and its articulation during 'barbarian' invasion and conquest.

Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China

Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China
Title Rulers and Ruled in Ancient Greece, Rome, and China PDF eBook
Author Hans Beck
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 481
Release 2021-02-04
Genre History
ISBN 1108622542

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Situated on opposite flanks of Eurasia, ancient Mediterranean and Han-Chinese societies had a hazy understanding of each other's existence. But they had no grounded knowledge about one another, nor was there any form of direct interaction. In other words, their historical trajectories were independent. In recent years, however, many similarities between both cultures have been detected, which has energized the field of comparative history. The present volume adds to the debate a creative method of juxtaposing historical societies. Each contribution covers both ancient China and the Mediterranean in an accessible manner. Embarking from the observation that Greek, Roman, and Han-Chinese societies were governed by comparable features, the contributors to this volume explain the dynamic interplay between political rulers and the ruled masses in their culture specific manifestation as demos (Greece), populus (Rome) and min (China).

Rome and China

Rome and China
Title Rome and China PDF eBook
Author Walter Scheidel
Publisher OUP USA
Pages 257
Release 2009-02-05
Genre History
ISBN 0195336909

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Acknowledgments. List of maps, figures, and tables. Notes on contributors. Chronology. Maps. Introduction, Walter Scheidel. 1. From the "Great Convergence" to the "First Great Divergence:" Roman and Qin Han State Formation and its Aftermath, Walter Scheidel. 2. War, State Formation, and the Evolution of Military Institutions in Ancient China and Rome, Nathan Rosenstein. 3. Law and Punishment in the Formation of Empire, Karen Turner. 4. Eunuchs, Women, and Imperial Courts, Maria Dettenhofer. 5. Commanding and Consuming the World: Empire, Tribute, and Trade in Roman and Chine.