A Traveller's History of China

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Interlink Books, Mar 1, 2008 - Travel - 310 pages
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Concise historical journey from the country's earliest beginnings to the creation of today's economic powerhouse.
  

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Maybe it was more affected by the fact that I went to China, but I loved it! Very informative, really interesting history. I plan on reading it again, now that I've been to all those places! Read full review

Contents

Geographical Perspectives
11
The Origins of Chinese Civilization Prehistory to 771 BC
34
The Formation of China 771221 BC
57
Confucianism and Religion 221 BCAD 589
75
China and the Outside World 5891279
96
China under Foreign Domination 12791842
121
The Collapse of Empire 18421911
154
Chinese Revolutions 191198
178
The Minority Races
220
Hong Kong Taiwan and the Future
235
The Chinese Language and Chinese Characters
251
Chronology of Major Events
257
List of Dynasties and Selected Rulers
263
Further Reading
269
Historical Gazetteer
273
Index
303

Life in China Today
201

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Page 4 - East and have caught the fascination of its mysterious surroundings the East is a University in which the scholar never takes his degree. It is a temple in which the suppliant adores but never catches sight of the object of his devotion. It is a journey the goal of which is always in sight but is never attained. There we are always learners, always worshippers, always pilgrims.
Page 2 - ... respects to those which it possesses now. " From that time to this, revolutions and wars have frequently occurred. The country has been exposed to foreign invasion, and torn by intestine commotion ; dynasties have changed, and the people are even now subject to a Tartar yoke ; yet China is China still. Her language and her customs remain unaltered ; and the genius and spirit of the people are the same they were in the patriarchal age.
Page 2 - Chambers have intruded upon us as realities" (ibid. p. 275), etc., he admitted: "Nothing could be more fallacious than to judge of China by any European standard.

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About the author (2008)

Stephen G. Haw is the author of A Traveller's History of Beijing, The Lilies of China, and China: A Cultural History.

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