General editors' preface; List of maps and tables; Preface to volume 1; List of abbreviations; Official titles and institutional terms; Han weights and measures; Han emperors; Introduction Michael Loewe; 1. The state and empire of Ch'in Derk Bodde; 2. The former Han dynasty Michael Loewe; 3. Wang Mang, the restoration of the Han dynasty, and later Han Hans Bielenstein; 4. The conduct of government and the issues at stake (AD 57-167) Michael Loewe; 5. The fall of Han B. J. Mansvelt Beck; 6. Han foreign relations Yu Ying-Shih; 7. The structure and practice of government Michael Loewe; 8. The institutions of later Han Hans Bielenstein; 9. Ch'in and Han law A. F. P. Hulsewe; 10. The economic and social history of former Han Nishijima Sadao; 11. The economic and social history of later Han Patricia Ebrey; 12. The religious and intellectual background Michael Loewe; 13. The concept of sovereignty Michael Loewe; 14. The development of the Confucian schools Robert P. Kramers; 15. Confucian, legalist, and Taoist thought in later Han Ch'en Ch'i-Yun; 16. Philosophy and religion from Han to Sui Paul Demieville; Postscript to chapter 16 Timothy Barrett; Bibliography; Glossary-index.
This volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the Ch'in and Han empires.