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, while she does have her moments of bias, illustratted 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.

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 Very good introduction to Chinese history for all including the Chinese!

Return to Book Page. Don’t let the visuals fool you into thinking this is a glorified picture book. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. The book lacked focus: Jul 24, Bertrand rated it liked it Shelves: Having said that I must underline that this is a really good book on the history of China.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Budd 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. The Early Twentieth Century.

Drama and the Performing Arts. References to this book New Chinese Cinema: The writing was engaging and pleasant to read.

It really is a great text book, would definitely recommend. Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.


I solved this problem a little by print I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history. Both a comprehensive introduction to an extraordinary civilization, and an expert exploration of the continuities and disjunctures ebbrey Chinese history, Professor Ebrey’s book has become an indispensable guide to China past and present. Account Options Sign in. 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.

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I’d never read any of those ‘Cambridge Illustrated Histories’ but I am sold: Yes, it’s a bit shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler. It’s a history textbook, but I managed to read it cover to cover so I’d say it is reasonably well written.

Account Options Sign in. Singapore in the Global System: 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 illustrahed me of Ancient China, that I decided to cambrudge read my ‘China’ pile, or at least some of it! In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining text and fabulous pictures, is a great histofy to start.

Jun 14, Greg Strandberg rated it really liked it Shelves: All-in-all I believe it is a great introduction textbook, especially to college students.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.


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Open Preview See a Problem? What pleased me enormously was the dialogue between the different groups of historians. The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it. Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it.

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Her scope is phenomenal – embracing Chinese arts, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.

The Age of Division. Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. 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. It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, places, and names so that they clarify events instead of overwhelming the reader. The Age of Division. China’s age, population, and size make it something that every literate human on Earth should know something about.

The book might sound daunting but at around pages it quite succinctly covers the different eras and is full of fantastic pictures of items and places from antiquity up to the present day. Paperbackpages.

The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties.