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A Brief History

Today, October 22, 2021, we remember the long and influential history of Imperial China.

Digging Deeper

This playlist presents a collaboration between several history themed YouTube channels.

The preceding videos have covered just some aspects of the history of Imperial China.  It is our hope that you will feel motivated to learn more!  Question for students (and subscribers): What video did you enjoy the most from this playlist?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please read the following books from a six part series in the below indicated chronological order…

Lewis, Mark Edward. The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han (History of Imperial China).  Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2010.

Lewis, Mark Edward.  China between Empires: The Northern and Southern Dynasties (History of Imperial China).  Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2011.

Lewis, Mark Edward.  China’s Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty (History of Imperial China).  Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2012.

Kuhn, Dieter.  The Age of Confucian Rule: The Song Transformation of China (History of Imperial China).  Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2011.

Brook, Timothy.  The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties (History of Imperial China).  Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2013.

Rowe, William T.  China’s Last Empire: The Great Qing (History of Imperial China).  Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2012.

The featured image in this article, the Flag of the Chinese Empire under the Qing dynasty (1889-1912), details per the restoration of Beiyang fleet researcher, is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or fewer.  This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1926.

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Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.