The Government of the Qin and Han Empires : 221 BCE - 220 CE, Paperback

The Government of the Qin and Han Empires : 221 BCE - 220 CE Paperback



In this concise volume, Michael Loewe provides an engaging overview of the government of the early empires of China.

Topics discussed are: the seat of supreme authority; the structure of central government; provincial and local government; the armed forces; officials; government communications; laws of the empire; control of the people and the land; controversies; and problems and weaknesses of the imperial system.

Enhanced by details from recently discovered manuscripts, relevant citations from official documents, maps, a chronology of relevant events, and suggestions for further reading keyed to each topic, this work is an ideal introduction to the ways in which Chinas first emperors governed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
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  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9780872208186


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