China: Its History and Culture

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 12, 2004 - History - 368 pages
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“A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with great range and insight. This will set a new standard for short general histories of China.”

—Michael Gasster, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University

Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture, Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economic changes that have taken place in China over the last decade. Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book traces China’s history from Neolithic times to the present day.

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User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

This is a well written and easily read survey of Chinese history. I learned quite a bit about culture and history from this book, and this will certainly serve as a jumping-off point for other, like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bryan - Goodreads

This book is frustrating in that the entire thrust of Chinese history prior to 1800 is glossed over. This first half of the book is like an overview of an overview, where hundreds of years pass in ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE LAND AND THE PEOPLE OF CHINA
5
ORIGINS AND EARLY HISTORY
11
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

W. Scott Morton (New York, NY) is a full professor emeritus in Chinese and Japanese history and culture and in ancient history at Seton Hall University, in New Jersey.

Charlton N. Lewis (Brooklyn, NY) is a professor emeritus of Chinese history at Brooklyn College, CUNY.

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