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 didn’t finish the entire hiatory because my class on Chinese Civilization only went so far as the Ming dynasty, but this is a really great textbook.

Cambridge University PressJan 25, – History – pages. Apr 28, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was written with this in mind and this only adds to the arguments that this is a perfect start for anyone who is interested in China from any discipline for it lacks the hisrory will dominate us all” attitude so prevalent in most books and articles on China today.

Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview ebgey 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 Cambrigde 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. Want to Cambeidge saving…. Jul 05, Dan Farmer rated it liked it.

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 was 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 after the cold war.


The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Does what it says on the tin. When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: Singapore in the Global System: The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. The pictures in the book really help. She became an associate professor in and a full professor three years later.

Yes, it’s a bit shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler. Mar 24, Ethan Pabst rated it really liked hisfory. Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Cambridge University Press Amazon.

This book was able to trigger all of these feelings while I read it. Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: I buy too many books, and they tend to pile up, unread though grouped according cambdidge my disparate interests, in the corners of my room. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor of History at the University of Washington and the author of multiple books and articles.

I heartily recommend to those interested. History is always picking and choosing what to concentrate on. Well done cultural, social, and illustratde history of China up until a short period after Mao’s death. It’s the best introduction to the World’s largest and possibly most influential nation that I’ve seen. More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place sbrey our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The book lacked focus: Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them gracefully. I’d never read any of those ‘Cambridge Illustrated Histories’ but I am sold: What pleased me enormously was the dialogue cambridgw the different groups of historians. Jan 13, Mike Bull rated it really liked it.


Jan 29, Mary Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 09, Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: Kwang-ching Liu Foreword by. Drama and the Performing Arts.

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It ilustrated is a great text book, would definitely recommend. Jan 24, Mary rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a tad bit dry, hitory that is to be expected with most textbooks.

I found this one a good read because it dwelt on women in Chinese history and not just men, and also because it highlighted many Chinese technologies, art, ideas and books ancient and modern which I’m excited to follow through illusfrated find out more–especially with some of the classic novels mentioned. Oct 20, Ling rated it really liked it.

Jul 06, Andre rated it really liked it. If anything I wish she had covered other ‘cultural’ cambridgs 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. The pictures in the book really help. 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.

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 history hasn’t changed, right?

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China.

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