Proceedings of the International Conference, St. Perersburg, 21–23 June, 2016
This book is dedicated to the history of China in the V-XV сenturies from Lu-Chao epoch till the end of the rule of Ming dynasty. Along with the description of military-political events of Chinese history, other aspects of the development of Chinese civilization are briefly presented such as craft and trade, science and technology, culture and art, religion and philosophy. Besides each chapter of the Chinese history is accompanied by the texts with the short summery of the state of Oecumene affairs in that period. This allows to synchronize the history of Celestial empire with the history of other regions.