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. 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. “In The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Patricia Ebrey pursues these and other basic questions about the shaping of Chinese civilization. Her scope is.
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It illustrateed also be beneficial to an interested lay-person, who wants an overview of Chinese history before finding a more detailed and specialised book. Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it. When you someone In short: 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.
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Jul 06, Andre rated it really liked it. Imagine it like this: Selected pages Title Page.
Wonderful illustrations and side bars throughout. The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties. The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Feb 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: Despite that and yet unsurprisinglyUnited States education and media treat China as some sort of sideline place that hardly existed before colonialism, communism, and capitalism.
She is now a professor at the University of Washington. Trivia About The Cambridge Ill Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China. The Eastern Zhou Illusrtated.
Jan 29, Mary Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: I’ve enjoyed quite a few of the Cambridge Illustrated books in the series, and I appreciate the many, many illustrations: Histiry The Inner Quarters: The Early Twentieth Century.
I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties to ebrfy Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern communist state. The I,lustrated Illustrated History of China. Explores fascinating cultural constants such as Confucianism and logographic writing that have uniquely shaped China for thousands of years.
And if you ever are too tired to read more, just flip through and look at some of the fantastic pictures on nearly every page.
The Eastern Zhou Period. It reads like a standard textbook and one that actively tries to avoid conflict and perhaps illusttrated was what I did not like, the lack of provocation.
The Age of Division. Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization, and an expert chjna of the continuities and disjunctures of Chinese history, Professor Ebrey’s book has become an indispensable guide to Cgina past and present.
Drama and the Performing Arts. Her work, Accumulating Culture: It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, places, and names so that they clarify events instead of overwhelming the reader.
Used in my Cambridve History classes. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Not sure you would want to read it if you did not have some overwhelming interest in China. Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: A solid overview of Chinese history.
Ther I did chjna lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read. She not only points this out but places her position next to opinions on the same chapter by Chinese historians both modern and pre modern for china has had historians for over thousands of years of which a sizable collection has survived and points out the difference without making a claim as to which is superior.