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The Everlasting EmpireThe Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign ... More

Guilty of IndigenceThe Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Guilty of Indigence: The Urban Poor in China, 1900-1953

Janet Y. Chen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152103
eISBN:
9781400839988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152103.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the early twentieth century, a time of political fragmentation and social upheaval in China, poverty became the focus of an anguished national conversation about the future of the country. ... More

The Makings of Indonesian IslamOrientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past

Michael Laffan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145303
eISBN:
9781400839995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145303.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Indonesian Islam is often portrayed as being intrinsically moderate by virtue of the role that mystical Sufism played in shaping its traditions. According to Western observers—from Dutch colonial ... More

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