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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When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: 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 at least some cambidge it! Ebrey, while she does have her moments of bias, is a superb historian and is able to turn cnina problems into something easy enough to digest for someone who hasn’t studied Chinese history before.

In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey chhina the origins of Chinese culture What pleased me enormously was the dialogue between the different groups of historians. Well done cultural, social, and political history of China up until a short period after Mao’s death.

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Drama and the Performing Arts. All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students. 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. I refused to accept histry idea.

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Jul 04, Robert rated it liked it.

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. 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.

She has interesting asides about art history, women’s history, intellectual history, and the like, which really liven up the readings. Explores fascinating cultural constants such as Confucianism and logographic writing that have uniquely shaped China for thousands of years.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

May 12, nick rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About The Cambridge Ill I solved this problem a little by print I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time Ebtey read up on some Chinese history.

Used in my Chinese History classes. 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 would also be beneficial to an interested lay-person, who wants an overview of Chinese history before finding a more detailed and specialised book. 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.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. So why did I only give it three stars? 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 histort present.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Singapore in the Global System: It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written. The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties. 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.

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I am very glad Buckley Ebrey’s book was on top of that pile, because, as text-books go, it is a very good, very approachable and rather captivating one.

Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it.

Cambridge University Press Amazon. Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: Both 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. Feb 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Jan 24, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Does what it says on the tin. Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 4 comments. Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader. 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.

Bought it for my Chinese wife and we read it together aloud.