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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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I recently came across a comparison between the technological histories of the Han and Roman illustarted 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! However, the rise of China as a global chkna in the 21st century puts an impetus on the well-informed to learn more about this nations history and culture.

The writing was engaging and pleasant to read.

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References to this book New Chinese Cinema: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Great overview of Chinese history from very ancient roots around BC to modernity. I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history.

Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China. Oct 20, Ling rated it really liked it.

It’s the best introduction to the World’s largest and possibly most influential nation that I’ve seen. Her scope is phenomenal – embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, chona 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: It tries to balance things out but the scholars hisyory philosophies to me stuck out the most, on the opposite the material history of Chinese societies was a bit underdeveloped.

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A concise introduction to Chinese history from the very beginning to the late 20th Centuryreplete with colorful photos. It is a tad bit dry, but that is to be expected with most textbooks. It’s not that cheap nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for.

She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Budd 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.

Jan 29, Mary Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 04, Robert rated it liked it. This book was able to trigger all of these feelings while I read it.

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You finish the book less clear about Chinese history than when you started. The Liao Jin and Yuan Dynasties. Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader.

No trivia or quizzes yet. She is now a professor at the University of Washington. This second edition includes a new chapter on China’s recent opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading.

Selected pages Title Page. Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 The same goes for this book, it delivered exactly what was promised well done but not in anyway special.

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Apr 25, Genevieve rated it really liked it Shelves: Kwang-ching Liu Foreword by. I solved this problem a little by printing out a map and the timeline used on the wikipedia article on Chinese dynasties and used these two pieces of paper as bookmarks. Given the enormity of the subject, this book glosses over a fair bit, but I think it is a good introduction to the history of China.

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The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it. Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. It reads like a standard textbook and one that actively tries to avoid conflict and perhaps that was what I did not like, the lack of provocation. I found this one a good read because it dwelt on women in Chinese history and not just men, and also because it highlighted ma This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present.

All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students. More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for histody continuity of its history and culture.