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
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 15/09/2006
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9780872208186