CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF CHINA EBREY PDF

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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I’d never read any of those ‘Cambridge Illustrated Histories’ but I am sold: This book was able to trigger all of these feelings while I read it. It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written.

On the positive side, the illustrations and photos are well reproduced. Drama and the Performing Arts. You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese history to like this book.

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The pictures in the book really help. Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Cambridge University PressMay 13, – History – pages. This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history. 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.

The Early Twentieth Century. The book lacked focus: Apr 28, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it. I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history.

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Explores fascinating cultural constants such as Confucianism and logographic writing that have uniquely shaped China for thousands of years. Imagine it like this: Very good introduction to Chinese history for all including the Chinese! Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it. You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. Every chapter built around a mayor dynasty or period of non dynasty includes the following parts: The Age of Division.

May 20, Jen Huang rated it liked it. Ther I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read. Jan 13, Mike Bull rated illhstrated really liked it. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the Great overview of Chinese history from very ancient roots around BC to modernity.

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Oct 30, Rachel rated it cambrivge it Shelves: 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. Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful. Finally it is important to notice the time this was published the events of tiananmen were fresh in mind and the economic powerhouse that is China illuztrated not as recognized or feared as it is today yet still already it was clear that China would not fade away as the USSR had illustated the cold war.

In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized. I heartily recommend to those interested.

The same goes for this book, it delivered exactly what was promised well done but not in anyway special. You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures.

Because of this, it may be somewhat daunting while executing its main purpose very well; a history book. Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader. She has interesting asides about art history, women’s history, intellectual history, and the like, which really liven up the readings.

Well because it’s bland in its well written and well build up way.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

Not sure you would want to read it if you did not have some overwhelming interest in China. Ebrye The Inner Quarters: There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember?

Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you histpry visit China. Want to Read saving…. 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.