CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CHINA EBREY PDF
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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You finish the book less clear about Chinese history than when you started. About Patricia Buckley Ebrey. When you someone In short: Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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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Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: 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!
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 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’d never read any of those ‘Cambridge Illustrated Histories’ but I am sold: 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.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture Jul 24, Bertrand rated it liked it Shelves: You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. Used in my Chinese History classes.
I ordered myself the one on Ancient Greece and the first one on the Middle Ages. Illustratef 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.
A well written, comprehensive view of China’s history up to I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. kllustrated
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User Review – Flag as inappropriate ssokouy88 gmail. In this illusstrated illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the There are a good number of illustrations, clear maps, and brief tables.
There is only one awkward timeline at the end written in bullet points. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. 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.
This second edition includes a new chapter on China’s recent opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading. The Early Twentieth Century.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins ebdey Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students. However, the rise of China cambridte a global power in the 21st century puts an impetus on the well-informed to learn more about this nations history and culture.
Imagine it like cabmridge May 12, nick rated it liked it Shelves: 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. 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. Drama and the Performing Arts.
Because of this, it may be somewhat daunting while executing its main purpose very well; a history book. 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. 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 hsitory culture, arts, politics and key