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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Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of Chinese history, something many books struggle with, and manages to not only do this but also cambriidge, give insight into culture, arts, politics and key Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of 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 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 culture.
Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it.
The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it. There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what is there to talk about hitory to remember? You finish the book less clear about Chinese history than when you started.
I wish it had more maps throughout the chapters as well chnia some timelines. 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. 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 illustratwd analysis.
Return to Book Page. I heartily recommend eebrey those interested. Trivia About The Cambridge Ill It’s a very readable presentation and you can get the older edition for just a few bucks. That reason alone is a good one for reading this book. Drama and the Performing Arts.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Every chapter built around a mayor dynasty or period of non dynasty includes the following parts: Lists with This Book. A good book if you like China. Mar 24, Ethan Pabst rated it really liked it.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Open Preview See a Cambridgw I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. The pictures in the book really help. The history hasn’t changed, right?
Ebrey, while she does have her moments of bias, is a superb historian and is able cambrigde turn complex problems into caambridge easy enough to digest for someone who hasn’t studied Chinese history before. 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.
Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it. 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.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Cambridge University Press Amazon. China’s age, population, and camhridge make it something that every literate human on Earth should know something about. Oct 20, Ling rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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Yes, it’s a bit shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler. She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great jllustrated dynasties to the Mongol, Manchu, and Western intrusions and the modern communist state.
What pleased me enormously was the dialogue between the different groups of historians. The Early Twentieth Century. Apr 25, Genevieve rated it really liked it Shelves: A solid overview of Chinese history.
May 20, Jen Huang rated it liked it. A well written, comprehensive view of China’s history up to More populous than any other country on earth, China also occupies a unique place in our modern world for the continuity of illudtrated history and culture. Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: It’s not that cheap nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for.
Given the enormity of the subject, this book glosses over a fair bit, but I think it is a good introduction to the history of China. Account Options Sign in. I solved this problem a little by printing out a map and the timeline used on the wikipedia article on Chinese dynasties illustratd used these two pieces of paper as bookmarks.