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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Hcina is only one awkward timeline at the end written in bullet points. Mar 25, Sarah rated illustraated liked it. 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 chiba years of which a sizable collection has survived and points out the difference without making a claim as to which is superior.

Cambridge University EbteyMay 13, – History – pages. If anything I wish she had covered other ‘cultural’ subjects 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. Super basic grounding in Chinese history: 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 “china will dominate us all” attitude so prevalent in most books and articles on China today.


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About Patricia Buckley Ebrey. The history hasn’t changed, right? I’d illusrated read any of those ‘Cambridge Illustrated Histories’ but I am sold: The Age of Division. Includes political, sociological, religious, cultural, economic history.

Kwang-ching Liu Foreword by. On the positive side, the illustrations and photos are well reproduced. Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it.

You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese history to like this book. Yes, it’s a bit shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler. The pictures in the book really help.


The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. It’s the best introduction to the World’s largest and possibly illutrated influential nation that I’ve seen. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Having said that I must underline that this is a really good book on the history of China. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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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.


Well because it’s bland in its well written and well build up way. Cambeidge found this one a good read because it dwelt on women in Chinese history and not just men, kf also because it highlighted ma This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present.

I found The Cambridge Illustrated History of China to be incredibly informative to the point where it cannot be considered a leisurely fbrey. Cambridge University Press Amazon. 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.

Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

Imagine it like this: This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history.

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