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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The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it. She has interesting asides about art history, women’s history, intellectual history, and the like, which really liven up the readings. No trivia or ollustrated yet. It reads like a standard textbook and one that actively tries to avoid conflict and perhaps that was what I did not like, the lack of provocation.
This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events cabmridge China’s history. 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. China was one of them – intimidatingly foreign because of the language, the size of its territory, the length of its history and the breadth of the historiography Chona I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students.
Ebrey, while she does have her moments of ebrfy, is a superb historian and is able to turn complex problems into something easy enough to digest for someone who hasn’t studied Chinese history before. Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China. Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful.
Return to Book Page. Imagine it like this: I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. Dec 20, Cole Jack rated it liked it Shelves: References to this book New Chinese Cinema: She is now a professor at the University of Washington.
She became an associate professor in and a full professor three years later.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
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.
Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it. The pictures in the book really cambridgge. I recently came across a comparison between the technological histories of the Han and Roman empires in Mokyr’s The Lever of Riches and I was so compelled by the glimpse it gave me of Ancient China, that I decided to finally read my ‘China’ pile, or at least some of it!
Not sure you would want to read it if you did not have some overwhelming interest in China. Drama and the Performing Arts. When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: Her scope is phenomenal – embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment illustraetd women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.
This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history. The straightforward chronology spends a reasonable amount of time on each period, not just treating China’s history as Before Mao and After Mao like I’ve seen other books do.
Wonderful illustrations and side bars throughout.
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. 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.
I found this one a good read because it dwelt on women in Chinese history and not just men, and 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.
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Bought it for my Chinese wife and we read it together aloud. User Review – Flag as inappropriate ssokouy88 gmail.
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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 of years of which a sizable collection has survived and points out the difference without making a claim as to which is superior. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 02, Tim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I refused to accept that idea.
I would’ve liked a general timeline for each dynasty and all the dynasties together. 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.
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Jul chuna, Bertrand rated cyina liked it Shelves: So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times.
It strikes the right balance, as far as I am concerned, between the epic which it would be criminal to spurn when writing of a years old empirethe exotic which, to this ignorant reader, was a large part of its appeal and the analytic. Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. Jul 17, Jim Peterson rated it liked it Shelves: The writing was engaging and pleasant to read. A concise introduction to Chinese history from the very beginning to the late 20th Centuryreplete with colorful photos.
There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember? In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric cambrridge to the The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, illustratde, and names so that they clarify events instead of overwhelming the reader.
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.