Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation STEM Toys & Games

The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 5 Part One: The Five Dynasties and Sung China And Its Precursors, 907-1279 AD 1st Edition

1 customer review
ISBN-13: 978-0521812481
ISBN-10: 0521812488
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $5.81
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Buy new
More Buying Choices
24 New from $143.31 15 Used from $115.34

Best Books of the Year So Far
Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2015's Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
$143.31 FREE Shipping. Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 5 Part One: The Five Dynasties and Sung China And Its Precursors, 907-1279 AD + Cambridge History of China, Vol. 5 Part 2 The Five Dynasties and Sung China, 960-1279 AD (The Cambridge History of China)
Price for both: $292.01

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews


"This addition to the authoritative multivolume Cambridge History of China presents a chronological account broadly focused on the political and military history of a period of vast, deep, and irreversible change...Scholarly footnotes, 32 maps, and a 53-page bibliography offer guidance for further research...No serious student can afford to neglect this excellent starting point for research and reflection. In tandem with its forthcoming companion volume of topical essays, it testifies to the radical vigor of scholarship that during the last 50 years has radically changed and continues to transform scholarly understanding of these three and a half centuries. Indispensable to advanced students. Summing Up: Essential."

Book Description

This volume on the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) and its precursors presents the political history of China from the fall of the T'ang Dynasty in 907 to the Mongol conquest of the Southern Sung in 1279. The Sung era witnessed the profound social, intellectual, and economic transformation of China.

See all Editorial Reviews

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1128 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521812488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521812481
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on July 22, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is one of a kind, and has been at least thirty years in the making. As the editors mention in their foreword, most of the chapters were commissioned when the authors were newly minted Ph.D.'s in the early 1980's. You can tell from the references and bibliography that there has been considerable effort to bring the chapters up to date, but it's impossible for an ordinary reader to tell how thoroughly anything was revised before publication. There must also have been some rethinking of the table of contents over the years, because some of the authors couldn't have been part of the original plan (such as Ari D. Levine). Doubtless a must-have for any historian of China.

The production is abysmal, however, and Cambridge University Press should be ashamed of themselves. The whole thing looks like a bad photocopy from somebody's graduate seminar, and they're not exactly charging bottom-dollar for this volume. It's so bad that often you can't even make out Chinese characters in titles in the bibliography. By far the ugliest volume yet, uglier even than the old Taiwanese reprints of earlier volumes in the series.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 5 Part One: The Five Dynasties and Sung China And Its Precursors, 907-1279 AD
This item: The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 5 Part One: The Five Dynasties and Sung China And Its Precursors, 907-1279 AD
Price: $143.31
Ships from and sold by

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: agricultural tax exemption