Crisis and Conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Crisis and Conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9

1st Edition

By Michael Loewe


346 pages

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This book, first published in 1974, studies the historical development of China during the Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9), a time of great intellectual, religious and political change. The struggle between Reformists and Modernists is analysed using texts contemporary to the time, and this struggle was a key point in Chinese history, leading as it did to enormous change, including to economics and foreign policy.

Table of Contents

1. The Grand Beginning – 104 BC 2. The Case of Witchcraft in 91 BC 3. The Grand Inquest – 81 BC 4. The Fall of the House of Huo – 68-66 BC 5. K’uang Heng and the Reform of Religious Practices – 31 BC 6. The Office of Music – c. 114-7 BC 7. The Punishment of Chih-Chih – 36 BC 8. The Reign of Ai ti – 7-1 BC 9. The Support for Wang Mang – AD 9

About the Author

Michael Arthur Nathan Loewe is a British Sinologist, historian, and writer who has authored dozens of books, articles, and other publications in the fields of Classical Chinese and ancient Chinese history.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: History of China

This 11-volume set gathers together some key older titles on China’s history. Encompassing China’s political, economic, and cultural development, the books gathered here also deal with contacts with the West both ancient and modern.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies