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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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Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful. That reason alone is a good one for reading this book. References to this book New Chinese Cinema: 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.

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. 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 cabmridge.

Cambridge University PressJan 25, – History – pages. 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.

Having said that I must underline that this is a really good book on the history of China. Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization, and an expert exploration of the continuities and disjunctures of Chinese history, Professor Ebrey’s cambridte has become an indispensable guide to China past and present.

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This second edition includes a new chapter on China’s illusyrated opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading. It strikes the right balance, as far as I am concerned, between the epic which it would be criminal to spurn when writing of a years old empirethe exotic which, to this ignorant reader, was a large part of its appeal and the analytic.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Trivia About The Cambridge Ill Every chapter built around a mayor dynasty or period of non dynasty includes the following parts: This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history.

The Early Twentieth Century. 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. This book was one of two prescribed for my undergraduate Chinese history course and it served its hisfory well. Because of this, it may be somewhat daunting while executing its main purpose very well; a history book.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

I would’ve liked a general timeline for each dynasty and all the dynasties together. Wonderful illustrations and side bars throughout.

Despite that and yet unsurprisinglyUnited States education and media treat China as hstory sort of sideline place that hardly existed before colonialism, communism, and capitalism. Refresh and try again. So why did I only give it three stars?

Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them gracefully. Used in my Chinese History classes.

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Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of Chinese history, something many books struggle with, and fambridge to not only do this but also alongside, give insight into culture, arts, politics and key people at various times.

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The history hasn’t changed, right?

I refused to accept that idea. There is only one awkward timeline at the end written in bullet points. It camrbidge to balance things out but the scholars and philosophies to me stuck out the most, on the opposite the material history of Chinese societies was a bit underdeveloped.

It really is a great text book, would definitely recommend. When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: Lists with This Book.

A well written, comprehensive view of China’s history up to Apr 28, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Selected pages Page 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. The straightforward chronology spends a reasonable amount of time on each period, not just treating China’s history as Before Mao and After Mao like I’ve seen other books do.

I’ve enjoyed quite a few of the Cambridge Illustrated books in the series, and I appreciate the many, many illustrations: 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. Ther I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read.

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