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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Cambridge University PressJan 25, – History – pages. 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.
The history hasn’t changed, right? It really is a great text book, would definitely recommend. Given the enormity ebrry 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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She became an associate professor in and a full professor three years later. Comprehensive Chinese history covering the past 5, years of a continuous civilization.
In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining text and fabulous pictures, is a great place to start. The book lacked focus: That reason alone is a good one for reading this book. Jul 06, Andre rated it really liked it. When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read.
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Jul 05, Dan Farmer rated it liked it. So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times. The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it.
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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. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties to the Mongol, Manchu, and Canbridge intrusions and the modern communist state.
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
Her work, Accumulating Culture: Refresh and try again. History is always picking and choosing what to concentrate on. The pictures in the cuina really help.
Super basic grounding in Chinese history: It’s not that fambridge nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for. She follows its ebeey from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties to the Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern communist state.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: A bit heavy now and then but very informative. Jun 14, Greg Strandberg rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
May 20, Jen Huang rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. Whatever your interest in China — history, politics, religion or art — this book will serve as a launchpad for the reader starting at dambridge. This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s historj.
In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.
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. Jan 13, Mike Bull rated it really liked it.
Jan 24, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: I buy too many books, and they tend to pile up, unread though grouped according to my disparate cjina, in the corners of my room. It tries 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.
References to this book Cgina Chinese Cinema: You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures.
Sep 01, Stezsen rated it liked it. Iklustrated let the visuals fool you into thinking this is a glorified picture book. I ordered myself the one on Ancient Greece and the first one on the Middle Ages. Want to Read saving…. There is only one awkward timeline at the end written in bullet points.
The pictures in the book really help. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the Drama and the Performing Arts. Ther I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read.