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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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.
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.
Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Liao Jin and Yuan Dynasties. Well because it’s bland in its well written and well build up way. About Patricia Buckley Ebrey. A bit heavy now and then but very informative. Yes, it’s a bit shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Illuwtrated 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.
The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized. History is always picking and choosing what to concentrate on.
A concise introduction to Chinese history from the very beginning to the late 20th Centuryreplete with colorful photos. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor of History at the University of Washington and the author of multiple books and articles. Cambridge University Press Amazon. Jul 28, Sher ebreh it really liked it.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, places, and names so that they clarify events instead jllustrated overwhelming the reader. 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 Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties. More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a illustgated place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture.
You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese history to like this book. 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.
Og all 4 comments. Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, illustratde politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.
Comprehensive Chinese history covering the past 5, years of a continuous civilization. The pictures in the book really help. This book was able to trigger all of these feelings while I read it. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: The Age of Division. I’d never read any of those ‘Cambridge Illustrated Histories’ but I am sold: The history hasn’t changed, right?
I solved this problem a little by print I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. 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.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s not that cheap nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is an American historian specializing in off and gender issues during the Chinese Song Dynasty.
Ther I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read. Every chapter built around a mayor dynasty or period of non dynasty includes the following parts: The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but od masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather cambrige detract from it.
It is a tad bit dry, but that is to be expected with most textbooks. Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible cambrdige the interested American reader.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
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.
Drama and the Performing Arts. Very good introduction to Chinese history for all including the Chinese! So why did I only give it three stars? 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.
Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China. Cambridge University PressJan 25, – History – pages. Jan 29, Mary Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s the best introduction to the World’s largest and possibly most influential nation that I’ve seen.
The Eastern Zhou Period. Don’t let the visuals fool you into thinking this is a glorified picture book. 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.