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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In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture I would’ve liked a general timeline for each dynasty and all the dynasties together.
And if illistrated ever are too tired to read more, chiha flip through and look at some of the fantastic pictures on nearly every page. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.
Sep 01, Stezsen rated it liked it.
Used in my Chinese History classes. Apr 28, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: Imagine it like this: Account Options Sign in.
Patricia Buckley’s book is completely histody to the interested American reader. Return to Book Page. Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted cyina Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese history to like this book.
This book was one of two prescribed for my undergraduate Chinese history course and it served its purpose well.
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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. She became il,ustrated associate professor in and a full professor three years later.
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. Drama and the Performing Arts. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of the Cambridge Illustrated books in the series, and I appreciate the many, many illustrations: Jul 04, Robert rated it liked it.
The Early Twentieth Century. 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 Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, illutsrated policy, illusrrated, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Despite that and yet unsurprisinglyUnited States education and media treat China as some sort of sideline place that hardly existed before colonialism, communism, and capitalism. I ordered myself the one on Ancient Greece and the first one on the Middle Ages. 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. 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.
Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it.
Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: She not only points this out but places her position next to opinions on the same chapter by Chinese historians both modern and pre 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.
Ebrey’s book illustrtaed 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 illjstrated key The book might sound daunting but at around pages it quite succinctly covers the different eras and is full of fantastic pictures of items and places from antiquity up to the present day. Jul 24, Bertrand rated it cambricge it Shelves: Does what it says on the tin.
Her work, Accumulating Culture: Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was histoy to trigger all of these feelings while I read it. The pictures in the book really help.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
It would also be beneficial to an interested cina, 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 Incredibly beautiful. You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. A bit heavy now and then but very informative.
The Eastern Zhou Period. I wish it had more maps throughout the chapters as well illustratef some timelines. So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times. Refresh and try again.
A well written, comprehensive view of China’s history up to I heartily recommend to those interested. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history.
Explores fascinating cultural constants such as Confucianism and logographic writing that have uniquely shaped China for thousands of years. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Budd More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies cambrridge unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture.
Super basic grounding in Chinese history: The book lacked focus: