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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Would be a great choice for the general reader wanting a one volume history of China.
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Includes political, sociological, religious, cultural, economic history. I wish it had more maps throughout the chapters as well as some timelines.
Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary iillustrated, 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. This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history. Jul 17, Jim Peterson rated it liked it Shelves: A solid overview of Chinese history.
However, the rise of China as a global power in the 21st century illustratee an impetus on the well-informed to learn more about this nations history and culture. It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written. I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. The Eastern Zhou Period. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric cambgidge to the Czmbridge would also be beneficial to an interested lay-person, who wants an overview of Chinese history before finding a more detailed and specialised book.
Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them gracefully. 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. Comprehensive Ebrwy history covering the past 5, years of a continuous civilization.
It is a tad bit dry, but that is to be expected with most textbooks.
Account Options Sign in. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. China was one of them – kllustrated foreign because of the language, the size of its territory, the length of its history and the breadth of the historiography Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
The Early Twentieth Century. Trivia About The Cambridge Ill Paperbackpages. All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students. Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jan 29, Mary Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: The pictures in the book really help. In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining text and fabulous pictures, is a great place to start.
Imagine it like this: She became an associate professor in and a full professor three years later. Jun 14, Greg Strandberg rated it really liked it Shelves: I heartily recommend to those interested. Jul 06, Andre rated it really liked it. She not only points this out but places her position next to opinions on the same chapter by Chinese historians both modern and cambridgd 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.
The author was clearly convinced that her background as a histoty modern trained historian living in the current age has had an enourmous role in shaping her analysis.
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Super basic grounding in Chinese history: Whatever your interest in China — history, politics, religion or art — this book will serve as a launchpad for the reader starting at zero. So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit erbey cautious and textbook like at times.
It’s not that cheap nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for. 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 illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized. 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. 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.
This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present. 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.
Explores fascinating cultural constants such as Confucianism and logographic writing that have uniquely shaped China for thousands of years.