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From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History

Author: Kenneth J. Hammond
ISBN #: 1565858689
Price: $45.00
Publisher: The Teaching Company
Publisher Location: Chantilly VA
Book Condition: Near Fine
Pub Date: 2004
DVDs, three cases / six discs with three unread lecture transcripts and guide books. A total of 36 lectures by Professor Kenneth J. Hammond, Associate Professor of History and Head of the History Department at New Mexico State University. "As you listen to these lectures, you'll see how China's politics, economics, and art reflect the forces of its past. From the "Mandate of Heaven," a theory of social contract in place by 1500 B.C.E., 3,000 years before Western philosophers such as Thomas Hobbes and John Locke, to the development of agriculture and writing independent of outside influence to the technologically - advanced Han Dynasty during the time of the Roman Empire, this course takes you on a journey across ground that has been largely unexplored in the history courses most of us in the West have taken. In guiding you through the five millennia of China's history, Professor Hammond tells a fascinating story with an immense scope, a welcome reminder that China is no stranger to that stage and, indeed, has more often than not been the most extraordinary player on it. " Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!