By Conrad Schirokauer
This compelling textual content explores the improvement of China and Japan via their paintings, faith, literature, and notion in addition to via their monetary, political, and social historical past. the writer group combines robust examine with large school room instructing adventure to provide a transparent, constant, and hugely readable textual content that's obtainable to scholars with out earlier wisdom of the historical past of East Asia.
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Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University 12 Part One ■ The Classical Civilization of China included petty elites as well as members of the royal lineage, were buried in style: the higher the rank of the individual, the larger the tomb. Even tombs of lesser elites were costly to construct and often had one ramp.
With this in mind she convinced her infatuated husband to order his two eldest sons killed. Although the eldest was killed, the younger, the future Duke Wen, escaped. He then spent many years wandering in foreign lands before returning to Qi and exacting revenge upon his stepmother and half-brother. Assuming the lordship of Jin, he consolidated his rule by annexing smaller states next to Jin, seizing major trade routes and salt flats, and absorbing the semi-assimilated Rong, Di, and Yi tribes. In control of a large and powerful state, Duke Wen was poised to become a hegemon.
A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations by Conrad Schirokauer