The Cambridge Illustrated History of China has ratings and 33 reviews. Jim said: I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up o. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. 2, Fall Patricia Buckley Ebrey. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cam bridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press,
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Account Options Sign in. Comprehensive Chinese history covering the past 5, years of a continuous civilization. The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties.
Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese hstory, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square. Jul 24, Bertrand rated it liked it Shelves: Selected pages Page She is now a professor at the University of Washington.
It’s a very readable presentation and you can get the older edition for just a few czmbridge. Does what it says on the tin. I found The Cambridge Illustrated History of China to be incredibly informative to the point where it cannot be considered a leisurely read.
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It would also be beneficial to an interested lay-person, who wants an overview of Chinese history before hisory a more detailed and specialised book. Trivia About The Cambridge Ill The Cambridge Illustrated History of China.
A bit heavy now and then but very informative. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is an American historian specializing in cultural and gender issues during the Chinese Song Dynasty. The author was clearly convinced that her background as a western modern trained historian living in the current age has had an enourmous role in shaping her analysis.
It’s the best introduction to the World’s largest and possibly most influential nation that I’ve seen. This book was written with this in mind and this only adds to the arguments that this is a perfect start for anyone who is interested in China from any discipline for it lacks the “china will dominate us all” attitude so prevalent in most books and articles on China today.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A coherent book, well balanced chapters and sub chapters and an interesting mix of topics. The Age of Division. You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. References to this book New Chinese Cinema: This second edition includes a new chapter on China’s recent opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading.
About Patricia Buckley Ebrey.
China’s age, population, and size make it something that every literate human on Earth should know something about. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties to the Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern communist state. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. Paperbackpages. Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture.
It strikes the right balance, as far as I am concerned, between the epic which it would be criminal to spurn when writing of a years old empirethe exotic which, to this ignorant reader, was a large part of its appeal and the analytic.
More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for illusrtated continuity of its history and culture.
Would be a great choice for the general reader wanting a one volume history of China. User Review – Flag as inappropriate ssokouy88 gmail. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
At pages of actual text, lavishly colour-illustrated, the author offers a broad overview of Chinese political history, with occasional, concise but crystal-clear forays into literature and philosophy.
Oct 20, Ling rated cgina really liked it. So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I refused to accept that idea.
It was fascinating to piece together Chinese dynasties against the time frame of history in the west and see the ebb and flow of this populous region of the world and how it came to be.
There are a good number of illustrations, clear maps, and brief tables. Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Because of this, it may be somewhat daunting while executing its main purpose very well; a history book.
Wonderful illustrations and side bars throughout. I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read. View all 4 comments.
There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what cambride there to talk about or to remember? However, the rise of China as a global power in the 21st century puts an impetus on the well-informed to learn more about this nations history and culture. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China.
Aug 10, Rupert Knowles rated it really liked it.
All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students.