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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Cambridge University PressMay 13, – History – pages. There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember? Does what it says on the tin.
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Cambridge University IllustratsdJan 25, – History – pages. Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. View all 4 comments. Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview illuwtrated 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 people at various times. May 12, nick rated it liked it Shelves: Singapore in the Global System: Bought it for my Chinese wife and we read it together aloud.
She is now a professor at the University of Washington.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Whatever your interest in China — history, politics, religion or art — camvridge book will serve as a launchpad for the reader starting at zero. She has interesting asides about art history, women’s history, intellectual history, and the like, which really liven up the readings. The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized.
You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. Her work, Accumulating Culture: Jun 14, Greg Strandberg rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: China’s age, population, and size make it something that every literate human on Cambridgw should know something about. May 20, Jen Huang rated it liked it. Cambridge University Press Amazon. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture There is only one awkward timeline at the end written in bullet points.
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
This book was written with this in mind and this histroy adds to the arguments that this is a perfect start for anyone who is interested in China from any discipline for it lacks the “china will dominate us all” attitude so prevalent in most books and articles on China today. Super basic grounding in Chinese history: Lists with This Book.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it. The author was clearly histroy that her background as a western modern trained historian living in the current age has had an enourmous role in shaping her analysis.
No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.
Jan 13, Mike Bull rated it really cammbridge it. This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history. References to this book New Chinese Cinema: This history of China, with ebey, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
The pictures in the book really help. Comprehensive Chinese history covering the past 5, years of a continuous civilization.
Jan 24, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book lacked focus: In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would be a great choice for the general reader wanting a one volume history of China.
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. Having said that I must underline that this is a really good book on the history of China. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, illustrates historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.