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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A well written, comprehensive view of China’s history up to This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.
It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written. An excellent overview, which is the most that can be expected from a survey. User Review – Flag as inappropriate ssokouy88 gmail.
The book lacked focus: You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember?
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 by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Having said that I must underline that this is a cina good book on the history of China. Patricia Jllustrated Ebrey is an American historian specializing in cultural and gender issues during the Chinese Song Dynasty. The same goes for this book, it delivered exactly what was promised well done but not in anyway special. It really is a great text book, would definitely recommend. 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.
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In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of Chinese history, something many books struggle with, and iillustrated to not only do this but also alongside, give insight into culture, arts, politics and key 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.
Because of this, it may be somewhat daunting ebrrey executing its main purpose very well; a history book. Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Eastern Zhou Period. Wonderful illustrations and side bars throughout. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China.
Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor of History at the University of Washington and the author of multiple books and articles.
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. The Eastern Zhou Period. Bought it for my Chinese wife cyina we read it together aloud.
More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies illustratex unique place in our modern world for the continuity of its history and culture. 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.
Whatever your interest in China — history, politics, religion or art — this book will serve as a launchpad for the reader starting at zero. The Age of Division. 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 histoy and find out more–especially with some of the classic novels mentioned.
More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity gistory its history and culture. Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.
Illustrtaed 13, James rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 04, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Ebrey, while she does have her moments of bias, is a superb historian and is able to turn complex problems into something easy enough to digest for someone who illustrahed studied Chinese history before.
Despite that and yet unsurprisinglyUnited States education and media treat China as some sort of sideline place that hardly existed before colonialism, communism, and capitalism. I would’ve liked a general cambgidge for each dynasty and all the dynasties together. Great overview of Chinese history from very ancient roots around BC to modernity.
All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students. Does what it says on the tin. The writing was engaging and pleasant to read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A concise introduction to Chinese history from the very beginning to the late 20th Centuryreplete with colorful photos. This book was able to trigger all of these feelings while I read it.
Sep 01, Stezsen rated it liked it. Cambridgf basic grounding in Chinese history: 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.