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, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Bought it for my Chinese wife and we read it together aloud. Lists with This Book. Ther I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read.
Oct 04, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Jan 24, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: Includes political, sociological, religious, cultural, economic history. Selected pages Page Used in my Chinese History classes.
This is the general reference book to get that is as enjoyable to read as it is informative as well as academically rigorous in its methodology. Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of Historry history, something many books struggle with, and manages to not only do this but also alongside, give insight into culture, arts, politics and lf people at various times.
It’s a very readable presentation and you can get the older edition for just a few bucks.
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The same goes for this book, it delivered exactly what was promised well done but not in anyway special. 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. This second edition includes a new chapter on China’s recent opening cchina the world and a fully revised guide to further reading.
No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. There chia nothing wrong but nothing chnia got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember? Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Whatever your interest in China — history, politics, religion or art — this book will serve as a launchpad for the reader starting at zero.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Cambridge University Press Amazon. It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written. It’s the best introduction to the World’s largest and possibly cambeidge influential nation that I’ve seen. Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it.
Yes, it’s a hostory shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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 illustratted least some of it!
Account Options Sign in. Dec 20, Cole Jack rated it liked it Shelves: Imagine it like this: Every chapter built around a mayor dynasty or period of non dynasty includes the following parts: Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor of History at the University of Washington and the author of multiple books and articles. The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties. More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in illustratwd modern world for the continuity of its history and culture.
The Age of Division. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of the Cambridge Illustrated books in the series, and I appreciate the many, many illustrations: 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 work, Accumulating Culture: