CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CHINA EBREY PDF

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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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The book might sound daunting but at around pages it quite succinctly covers chia different eras and is full of fantastic pictures of items and places from antiquity up to the present day. Imagine it like this: My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.

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The pictures in the book really help. Not sure you would want to read it if you did not have some overwhelming interest in China. I only had a few “aha” moments or only one “really? Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A bit heavy now and then but very informative. I didn’t finish the entire book because my class on Chinese Civilization only went so far as the Ming dynasty, but this is a really great textbook.

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 Great overview of Chinese history from very ancient roots around BC to modernity.

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Used in my Chinese History classes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: About Patricia Buckley Ebrey. 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. On the positive side, the illustrations and photos are well enrey. In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining lf and fabulous pictures, is a great place to start.

It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written. 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.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties. If anything I wish she had covered other ‘cultural’ subjects such as music, calligraphy or painting, and maybe given more space to controversies among historians, but on the whole this is pretty much what I expect from an introduction.

Return to Book Page. When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: 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 cambridg provocation. And if you ever are too tired to read more, just flip through and ebtey at some of the fantastic pictures on nearly every page.

Singapore in the Global System: Trivia About The Cambridge Ill A solid overview of Chinese history. I ordered myself the one on Ancient Greece and the first one on the Middle Ages. A good book if you like China. May 20, Jen Huang rated it liked it.

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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. Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and ebry them Incredibly beautiful. Drama and the Performing Arts.

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Her scope is phenomenal – embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and illusgrated treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square. You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. The history hasn’t changed, right? A coherent book, well balanced chapters and sub chapters and an interesting mix of topics.

So why did I only give it three stars? This book was one of two prescribed for my undergraduate Chinese history course and it served chinw purpose well. She is now a professor at the University of Washington. I would’ve liked a general timeline for each dynasty and all the dynasties together. An excellent overview, which is the most that can be expected from a survey.