The Cambridge History of China

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The Cambridge History of China
Author John K. Fairbank and Denis C. Twitchett (eds.)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Chinese history
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Published 1978 onwards

The Cambridge History of China is an ongoing series of books published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) covering the history of China from the Qin dynasty to the 20th century. The series was originally conceived by British historian Denis C. Twitchett and American historian John K. Fairbank in the late 1960s, and publication began in 1978. The 15th (and newest) book was published in April 2016. The complete History will contain 15 volumes, with volumes 5 and 9 consisting of two parts each.[1] A separate volume, The Cambridge History of Ancient China edited by Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy, was published in 1999, complementing the series by covering pre-imperial China.[2]

An unauthorized Chinese translation of volume 7 (Ming dynasty, part 1) was made in 1992 by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In this version, the map of the Ming empire in the original was replaced by a more extensive map from the Historical Atlas of China, while the other maps were used unchanged.[3]

Contents[edit]

The volumes of the series are as follows:[1]

  1. The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC–AD 220 (edited by Twitchett and Michael Loewe), December 1986. ISBN 978-0-521-24327-8.
  2. (China from 220 to 587, still unpublished)
  3. Sui and T'ang China, 589–906 AD, Part 1 (edited by Twitchett), September 1979. ISBN 978-0-521-21446-9. This covers the political history of the time.
  4. Sui and T'ang China, 589–906 AD, Part 2 (still unpublished. This is intended to cover cultural and economic topics related to the Sui and Tang Dynasties).
  5. The Sung Dynasty and its Precursors, 907–1279, Part 1 (edited by Twitchett and Paul Jakov Smith), March 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-81248-1. This part covers the political history of the period.
    • The Five Dynasties and Sung China, 960–1279 AD, Part 2 (edited by John Chaffee and Twitchett), March 2015. ISBN 978-0-521-24330-8. This part covers cultural and economic topics related to the period.
  6. Alien Regimes and Border States, 907–1368 (edited by Twitchett and Herbert Franke), November 1994. ISBN 978-0-521-24331-5. This covers the northern states of the Khitan, the Jurchen, and the Mongols.
  7. The Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644, Part 1 (edited by Frederick W. Mote and Twitchett), February 1988. ISBN 978-0-521-24332-2. This covers the political history of the Ming.
  8. The Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644, Part 2 (edited by Twitchett and Frederick W. Mote), January 1998. ISBN 978-0-521-24333-9. This is a set of essentially unrelated chapters about cultural and economic topics from the Ming period.
  9. The Ch'ing Empire to 1800, Part 1 (edited by Willard J. Peterson), December 2002. ISBN 978-0-521-24334-6. This covers the political history of the first Manchu rulers, from Nurhaci to the Qianlong Emperor.
    • The Ch'ing Dynasty to 1800, Part 2 (edited by Willard J. Peterson) April 2016. ISBN 978-0-521-24335-3. This covers cultural and economic topics related to the period.
  10. Late Ch'ing 1800–1911, Part 1 (edited by John K. Fairbank), June 1978. ISBN 978-0-521-21447-6. This covers the political history of the last 111 years of Manchu rule over China. online
  11. Late Ch'ing 1800–1911, Part 2 (edited by John K. Fairbank and Kwang-Ching Liu), September 1980. ISBN 978-0-521-22029-3.
  12. Republican China, 1912–1949, Part 1 (edited by John K. Fairbank and Twitchett), September 1983. ISBN 978-0-521-23541-9.
  13. Republican China, 1912–1949, Part 2 (edited by John K. Fairbank and Albert Feuerwerker), July 1986. ISBN 978-0-521-24338-4.
  14. The People's Republic, Part 1: Emergence of Revolutionary China, 1949–1965 (edited by Roderick MacFarquhar and John K. Fairbank), June 1987. ISBN 978-0-521-24336-0.
  15. The People's Republic, Part 2: Revolutions Within the Chinese Revolution, 1966–1982 (edited by Roderick MacFarquhar and John K. Fairbank), November 1991. ISBN 978-0-521-24337-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cambridge History of China". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Cambridge History of Ancient China". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ Mote, Frederick W. (2000). "Brief Note: Concerning the Chinese Translation of The Cambridge History of China Volume Seven, Part 1, 'The Ming Dynasty'". Ming Studies 44 (1): 5–12. doi:10.1179/014703700788763207.