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Title From Yao to Mao [(DVD) videorecording] : 5000 years of Chinese history / The Teaching Company.

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2004]
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 95th Street Adult Great Courses  951 HAM  pt. 1    AVAILABLE
 95th Street Adult Great Courses  951 HAM  pt. 2    AVAILABLE
 95th Street Adult Great Courses  951 HAM  pt. 3    AVAILABLE
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Description 6 videodiscs (approximately 1080 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 guidebooks (22 cm)
Series Great courses. History
Great courses (DVD)
Great courses. History.
System Details DVD.
Performer Thirty-six lectures of thirty minutes each by Kenneth J. Hammond, Associate Professor of History, New Mexico State University.
Credits Producer, Andreas Burgstaller ; content supervisor, Ann Waigand.
Note Course guidebooks include lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary Few nations have as long and intricate a history as China. Despite a world grown increasingly smaller, China is still seen as a faraway, exotic land, shrouded in secrets, veiled with the mysteries of ages past. For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth - facts left unexplored in the history courses most of us in the West have taken. It is essential that Westerners understand where China has been in order to anticipate its future. This course delivers a comprehensive political and historical overview of this fascinating and complex country.
Contents Part 1: Lecture 1. Geography and archaeology ; Lecture 2. The first dynasties ; Lecture 3. The Zhou conquest ; Lecture 4. Fragmentation and social change ; Lecture 5. Confucianism and Daoism ; Lecture 6. The hundred schools -- Lecture 7. The early Han dynasty ; Lecture 8. Later Han and the three kingdoms ; Lecture 9. Buddhism ; Lecture 10. Northern and southern dynasties ; Lecture 11. Sui reunification and the rise of the Tang ; Lecture 12. The early Tang dynasty.
Part 2 : Lecture 13. Han Yu and the late Tang ; Lecture 14. Five dynasties and the Song founding ; Lecture 15. Intellectual ferment in the 11th century ; Lecture 16. Art and the way ; Lecture 17. Conquest states in the North ; Lecture 18. Economy and society in Southern Song -- Lecture 19. Zhu Xi and neo-Confucianism ; Lecture 20. The rise of the Mongols ; Lecture 21. The Yuan dynasty ; Lecture 22. The rise of the Ming ; Lecture 23. The Ming golden age ; Lecture 24. Gridlock and crisis.
Part 3 : Lecture 25. The rise of the Manchus ; Lecture 26. Kangxi to Qianlong ; Lecture 27. The coming of the West ; Lecture 28. Threats from within and without ; Lecture 29. The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom ; Lecture 30. Efforts at reform -- Lecture 31. The fall of the empire ; Lecture 32. The New Culture Movement and May 4th ; Lecture 33. The Chinese Communists, 1921-1937 ; Lecture 34. War and revolution ; Lecture 35. China under Mao ; Lecture 36. China and the world in a new century.
Subject China -- History -- Videodiscs.
China -- Civilization -- Videodiscs.
China -- Intellectual life -- Videodiscs.
China -- Literatures -- Videodiscs.
China -- Kings and rulers -- Videodiscs.
China -- Foreign relations -- Videodiscs.
China -- Politics and government -- Videodiscs.
China -- Religion -- Videodiscs.
China -- Social conditions -- Videodiscs.
Added Author Hammond, Kenneth James.
Burgstaller, Andreas.
Teaching Company.
Added Title 5000 years of Chinese history
Five thousand years of Chinese history
ISBN 1565858689 (set)
9781565858688 (set)
Music No. PD8320 Teaching Company
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