Merits and Demerits of Political Systems in Dynastic China

  • Mu Ch'ien

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 1-27
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    Pages 29-57
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    Pages 59-80
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    Pages 81-111
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    Pages 113-135
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-196

About this book


By comparing the political systems in different dynasties, this book illustrates the continuous evolution of traditional Chinese political systems, and evaluates the merits and demerits of the political systems in different dynasties. It also provides detailed records of the evolved government organizations, the names and functions of various offices, the titles and responsibilities of officials. The book consists of five chapters, each of which focuses on one of the five dynasties respectively -- Han, Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing, and a concluding summary. Combining historical facts and anecdotes from history to make the discussion straightforward, interesting, and easy to understand, this is an ideal book for anyone interested in the history of China, particularly its traditional political systems.


Dynastic China Chinese history Political systems Organization of government Selection of government officials Economic system Military system

Authors and affiliations

  • Mu Ch'ien
    • 1
  1. 1.BeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-58513-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-58514-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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