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Author Zhao, Dingxin,
Title The Confucian-legalist state : a new theory of Chinese history / Dingxin Zhao.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.

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Author Zhao, Dingxin,
Series Oxford Studies in Early Empires
Oxford studies in early empires.
Subject Social change -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Confucianism and state -- China -- History -- To 1500.
Legalism (Chinese philosophy) -- History -- To 1500.
Imperialism -- History -- To 1500.
China -- History -- Philosophy.
China -- History -- To 221 B.C.
China -- Politics and government -- To 221 B.C.
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary '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.
Contents A Disclaimer -- Maps -- Part I. Empirical and Theoretical Considerations -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: A Theory of Historical Change -- Part II. The Historical Background of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty -- Chapter 2: The Western Zhou (ca. 1045-771 BCE) Order and Its Decline -- Chapter 3: The Historical Setting of Eastern Zhou, an Age of War -- Part III. War-driven Dynamism in Eastern Zhou -- Chapter 4: The Age of Hegemons (770-546 BCE) -- Chapter 5: The Age of Transition (545-420 BCE) -- Chapter 6: In the Age of Total War (419-221 BCE): (1) Philosophies and Philosophers -- Chapter 7: In the Age of Total War: (2) Absolutism Prevailing -- Chapter 8: In the Age of Total War: (3) Qin and the Drive toward Unification -- Chapter 9: Western Han and the Advent of the Confucian-Legalist State -- Part IV. The Confucian-Legalist State and Patterns of Chinese History -- Chapter 10: Pre-Song Challenges to the Confucian-Legalist Political Framework and Song Responses -- Chapter 11: Relations between Nomads and Settled Chinese in History -- Chapter 12: Neo-Confucianism and the Advent of a "Confucian Society" -- Chapter 13: Market Economy under the Confucian-Legalist State -- Concluding Remarks.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 16, 2015).
ISBN 9780199351749 (electronic bk.)
0199351740 (electronic bk.)
9780199351756 (electronic bk.)
0199351759 (electronic bk.)
0199351732 (hardback)
9780199351732 (hardback)
9780199351732 (print)
OCLC # 921176104
Additional Format Print version: Zhao, Dingxin. Confucian-Legalist State : A New Theory of Chinese History. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015 9780199351732

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