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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History is always picking and choosing what to concentrate on. Comprehensive Chinese history covering the past 5, years of a continuous civilization. She is now a professor at the University of Washington. The Age of Division.
I refused to accept that idea. 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. The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
This second edition includes a new chapter on China’s recent opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading.
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. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor of History at the University of Washington and the author of hustory books and articles. 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.
This book was able to trigger all of these feelings while I read it. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the ebrej of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. Drama and the Performing Arts. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ebrey’s book gives an excellent overview of Illushrated 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.
The book lacked focus: Mar 24, Cambridte Pabst rated it really liked it. A bit heavy now and then but very informative. Ebret sure you would want to read it if you did not have some overwhelming interest in China. A good book if you like China. Having said that I must underline that this is a really good book on the history of China. 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.
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Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader. It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, places, and names so that they clarify events instead of overwhelming the reader. Jul 24, Bertrand rated it liked histofy Shelves: Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful.
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This book was one of two prescribed for my undergraduate Chinese history course and it served its purpose well. However, the rise of China as a global power in the 21st century puts an impetus on the well-informed to learn more about this nations history and culture.
Cambbridge ordered myself the one on Ancient Greece and the first one on the Middle Ages.
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. Open Preview See a Problem? About Patricia Buckley Ebrey.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
There are a good number of illustrations, clear maps, and brief tables. The straightforward chronology spends a reasonable cambrldge of time on each period, not just treating China’s history as Before Mao and After Mao like I’ve seen other books do. I didn’t finish the entire book because my class on Chinese Civilization only went so far as the Ming dynasty, but this is a really great textbook. It’s not that cheap nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for.
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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.