A History of China

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Wiley, Jul 23, 2013 - History - 456 pages
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Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, and artisans.

 

  • Offers a complete political, economic, social, and cultural history of China, covering the major events and trends
  • Written in a clear and uncomplicated style by a distinguished historian with over four decades of experience teaching undergraduates
  • Examines Chinese history through the lens of global history to better understand how foreign influences affected domestic policies and practices
  • Depicts the role of non-Chinese ethnic groups in China, such as Tibetans and Uyghurs, and analyzes the Mongol and Manchu rulers and their impact on Chinese society
  • Incorporates the narratives of people traditionally left out of Chinese history, including women, peasants, merchants, and artisans

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About the author (2013)

Morris Rossabi is Distinguished Professor of History at City University of New York and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.  Born in Alexandria, Egypt, he received a Ph.D. in Chinese and Central Asian History at Columbia University.  He is the author of many books on Asian history, including Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists (2005), Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times (1988 and 2009), and Voyager from Xanadu: Rabban Sauma and the First Journey from China to the West (1992).  Formerly Chair of the Arts and Cultures Board of the Open Society Institute, he has collaborated on exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

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