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History Lessons

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chinese history reveals a recurring theme of statecraft as an unending cycle of struggles for supremacy within the political universe. The decline of feudalism at the end of the Zhou dynasty between ... More


Defining Gender Orthodoxy for a Multiethnic Empire

Janet M. Theiss

in Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240339
eISBN:
9780520930667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240339.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chinese dynasties had for centuries issued awards for extraordinary virtue to the chaste and filial to provide exemplars for the moral cultivation of their subjects and to enhance their own image of ... More


All Societies Die

Samuel Cohn

in All Societies Die: How to Keep Hope Alive

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501755903
eISBN:
9781501755927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501755903.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an overview of societal growth and decline. How long will our current civilization live? By historical comparative standards, European–American civilization is middle aged. One ... More


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