The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

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Cambridge University Press, 1996 - History - 352 pages
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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. In this sumptuously illustrated single-volume history, noted historian Patricia Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present. 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. 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 1919 and 1989 in Tiananmen Square. 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. Patricia Ebrey is Professor of East Asian Studies and History and the author of Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook (1993).
  

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User Review  - Ling - Goodreads

Great overview of Chinese history from very ancient roots around 3000BC to modernity. Explores fascinating cultural constants such as Confucianism and logographic writing that have uniquely shaped China for thousands of years. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Bull - Goodreads

This history of China, with illustrations, is a wonderful look at the nation's history from pre-dynasty times to the present. It was fascinating to piece together Chinese dynasties against the time ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
6
The Eastern Zhou Period
38
The Qin and
60
The Age of Division
86
The Tang Dynasty
108
The Song Dynasty
136
The Liao Jin and Yuan Dynasties
164
Drama and the Performing Arts
186
The Qing Dynasty
220
The Early Twentieth Century
262
The Peoples Republic
294
Epilogue
333
Index
346
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