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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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

View all 4 comments. Oct 20, Ling rated it really liked it. 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, art, ideas and books ancient and modern which I’m excited to follow through and find out more–especially with some of the classic novels mentioned.

Mar 25, Sarah rated it liked it. Jan 29, Mary Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Cambridge University Press Amazon.


Ebery’s The Inner Quarters: On the positive side, the illustrations and photos are well reproduced. Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search. In that sense, this book, very professionally published, with excellent and entertaining text and fabulous pictures, is a great place il,ustrated start. When you someone In short: The images themselves are not only beautifully rendered but also masterfully picked so that they enhance the text, rather than detract from it.

Jul 15, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: She became an associate professor in and a full professor three years later. Not sure you would ebbrey to read it if you did not have some overwhelming interest in 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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When you someone asks you how it was, you answer: 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 hlstory. About Patricia Buckley Ebrey. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.


Includes political, sociological, religious, cultural, economic history. Jul 05, Dan Farmer rated it liked it. 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited either, so what is there to talk about or to remember? Yes, o a bit shallow at times, but it’s an excellent introduction with very little filler.

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. This book does a good job detailing some of the very early events of China’s history. Selected pages Title Page. Lists with This Book.

Books by Patricia Buckley Ebrey. You finish the book less clear about Chinese history than when you started. Want to Read saving….