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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This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history. Well because it’s bland in its well written and well build up way.

illustrared No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 10, Rupert Knowles rated it really liked it. I’ve enjoyed quite a few of the Cambridge Illustrated books in the series, and I appreciate the many, many illustrations: Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: Having said that I must underline that this is a really good book on the history of China.

Finally, the author pays special attention to possible Western biases or misconceptions and handles them Incredibly beautiful.

She follows its development from the rise of Confucianism, Buddhism, and the great imperial dynasties to the Mongol, Manchu, bistory Western intrusions and the modern communist state. Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor of History at ilustrated University of Washington and the author of multiple books and articles.

The Age of Division. History is always picking and choosing what to concentrate on. 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, ot, ideas and books ancient and modern which I’m excited to follow through and find out more–especially with chuna of the classic novels mentioned. So a good book, pleasant to read and quite informative even if a bit too cautious and textbook like at times.


China’s age, population, and size make it something that every literate human on Earth should know something about. Cambridge University Press Amazon. When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey.

Bought it for my Chinese wife and we read it together aloud. In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining text and fabulous pictures, is a great place to start.

This history of China, with illustrations, is a ot look at the nation’s history from pre-dynasty times to the present. Drama and the Performing Arts.

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. Jul 04, Robert rated it liked it. It’s not that cheap nor expensive and you get exactly what you paid for.

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It really is cyina great text book, would definitely recommend. About Patricia Buckley Ebrey. It is a masterpiece of clear concise writing, tying together dates, places, and names so that they clarify events instead of overwhelming the reader.

Don’t let the visuals fool you into thinking this is a glorified picture book.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader. Lists with This Book. So why did I only give it three stars? The illustrations help make this textbook more interesting and the format is well-organized. Jul 06, Andre rated it really ebrry it.

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Want to Read saving…. When you someone In short: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jul 28, Sher rated it really liked it. Illustratee Liu Foreword by. On the positive side, the illustrations and photos are well reproduced.


Would be a great choice for the general reader wanting a one volume history of China. And if you ever are too tired to read more, just illustdated through and look at some of the fantastic pictures on nearly every page.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

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.

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. A concise introduction to Chinese history from the very beginning to the late 20th Centuryreplete with colorful photos. The Early Twentieth Century. Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese arts, histoyr, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, and politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square.

You’re going to get things like creation myths, the Great Flood myth, and the very early cultures. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Selected pages Page To see what your illustraetd thought of this book, please sign up. 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 hasn’t studied Chinese history before.