The Cambridge History of China

The Cambridge History of China is an ongoing series of books published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) covering the early and modern history of China. It has been described as "the largest and most comprehensive history of China in the English language".

 

The series was originally conceived by British historian Denis C. Twitchett and American historian John K. Fairbank in the late 1960s, and publication began in 1978. The 13th (and newest) book was published in May 2009. The complete History will contain 15 volumes, with volumes 5 and 9 to consist of two books each. A Chinese translation of the books is also available.

 

A separate volume, The Cambridge History of Ancient China by Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy, complements the series by covering pre-imperial China and was published in 1999.

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  1. The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC–AD 220 (edited by Twitchett and Michael Loewe), May 1987. 
  2. (China from 220 to 587, still unpublished)
  3. Sui and T'ang China, 589–906 AD, Part 1 (edited by Twitchett), December 1979. This covers the political history of the time.
  4. Sui and T'ang China, 589–906 AD, Part 2 (still unpublished. This is intended to cover cultural and economic topics related to the Sui and Tang Dynasties).
  5. The Sung Dynasty and its Precursors, 907–1279, Part 1 (edited by Twitchett and Paul Jakov Smith), May 2009.  This part covers the political history of the period. Part 2 (still unpublished) is intended to cover cultural and economic topics related to the Song dynasty.
  6. Alien Regimes and Border States, 910–1368 (edited by Twitchett and Herbert Franke), January 1995. This covers the northern states of the Khitan, the Jurchen, and the Mongols.
  7. The Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644, Part 1 (edited by Frederick W. Mote and Twitchett), March 1988. This covers the political history of the Ming.
  8. The Ming Dynasty, 1368–1644, Part 2 (edited by Twitchett and Frederick W. Mote), April 1998.This is a set of essentially unrelated chapters about cultural and economic topics from the Ming period.
  9. The Ch'ing Empire to 1800, Part 1 (edited by Willard J. Peterson), February 2003. This covers the political history of the first Manchu rulers, from Nurhacito the Qianlong Emperor.
  10. Late Ch'ing 1800–1911, Part 1 (edited by John K. Fairbank), June 1978. This covers the political history of the last 111 years of Manchu rule over China.
  11. Late Ch'ing 1800–1911, Part 2 (edited by John K. Fairbank and Kwang-Ching Liu), October 1980. 
  12. Republican China, 1912–1949, Part 1 (edited by John K. Fairbank and Twitchett), October 1983.
  13. Republican China, 1912–1949, Part 2 (edited by John K. Fairbank and Albert Feuerwerker), July 1986.
  14. The People's Republic, Part 1: Emergence of Revolutionary China, 1949–1965 (edited by Roderick MacFarquhar and John K. Fairbank), September 1987.
  15. The People's Republic, Part 2: Revolutions Within the Chinese Revolution, 1966–1982 (edited by Roderick MacFarquhar and John K. Fairbank), March 1992.