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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Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it. You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese illhstrated to like this book. The book lacked focus: Drama and the Performing Arts. Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization and an expert exploration of the continuities and disjunctures of Chinese history, Professor Ebrey’s book has become an indispensable guide to China past and present.
Feb 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader.
Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and bistory them gracefully. I buy too many books, and they tend to pile up, unread though grouped according to my disparate interests, in the corners of my room. On the positive side, the illustrations and photos are well reproduced. China was one of them – intimidatingly foreign because of the language, the size of its territory, the length of its history and the breadth of the historiography I wish it had more maps throughout the chapters as well as some timelines.
Super basic grounding in Chinese history: Finally it is important to notice the time this was published the events of tiananmen were fresh in mind and the economic powerhouse that is China was not as recognized or feared as it is today yet still already it was clear that Cambrdige would not fade away as the USSR had after the cold war.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. I only had a few “aha” moments or only one “really? Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of Chinese history, something many books struggle with, and manages to not only do this but also alongside, give insight into culture, arts, politics and key people at various times. It is a tad bit dry, but that is to be expected with most textbooks. Selected pages Page A coherent book, well balanced chapters and sub chapters and an interesting mix of topics.
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Does what it says on the tin. Mar 24, Ethan Pabst rated it really liked it. It’s a very readable presentation and you can get the older edition for just a few bucks. Drama and the Performing Arts. Lists with This Book. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial illustgated to the Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern vambridge state. 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.
Cabmridge scope is phenomenal – embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.
Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Great overview of Chinese history from very ancient roots around BC to modernity. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Oct 04, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Refresh and try again. Selected pages Title Page. The Early Twentieth Century.
Kwang-ching Liu Foreword by. It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, places, and names so that they clarify events instead of overwhelming the reader. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China.
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It would also be beneficial to an interested lay-person, who wants an overview hisotry Chinese history before finding a more detailed and specialised book. I recently came across a comparison between the technological histories of the Han and Roman empires in Mokyr’s The Lever of Riches and I was so compelled by the glimpse it gave me of Ancient China, that I decided to finally read my ‘China’ pile, or at least some of it!
A solid overview of Chinese history.
I ordered myself the one on Ancient Greece and the first one on the Middle Ages. There are a good number of illustrations, clear maps, and brief tables. Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization, and an expert exploration of the continuities and disjunctures of Chinese history, Professor Ebrey’s book has become an indispensable guide to China past and present.
I found this one a good read because it dwelt on women in Chinese history and not just men, and also because it highlighted many Chinese technologies, art, ideas and books ancient and modern which I’m excited to follow through and find out more–especially with some of the classic novels mentioned.
This is the general reference book to get that is as enjoyable to read as it is informative as well as academically rigorous in its methodology. A good book histor you like China. Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Hixtory biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful.