The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Score: 3.5
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China


  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0521124336


The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Book Description :

In this sumptuously illustrated history, now in its second edition, Patricia Buckley Ebrey traces the origins of Chinese culture from prehistoric times to the present.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China


  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-05-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 052166991X


The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Book Description :

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).

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China


  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0521196205


The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Book Description :

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, now in its second edition, noted historian Patricia Buckley 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. This second edition includes a new chapter on China's recent opening to the world and a fully revised guide to further reading.

Chinese Civilization
Score: 5
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Chinese Civilization


  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 1439188394


Chinese Civilization Book Description :

Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
Score: 5
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire


  • Author : P. J. Marshall
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-08-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0521002540


The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire Book Description :

Up to World War II and beyond, the British ruled over a vast empire. Modern western attitudes towards the imperial past tend either towards nostalgia for British power or revulsion at what seem to be the abuses of that power. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire adopts neither of these approaches. It aims to create historical understanding about the British empire on the assumption that such understanding is important for any informed appreciation of the modern world. Through striking illustration and a text written by leading experts, this book examines the experience of colonialism in North America, India, Africa, Australia, and the Caribbean, as well as the impact of the empire on Britain itself. Emphasis is placed on social and cultural history, including slavery, trade, religion, art, and the movement of ideas. How did the British rule their empire? Who benefited economically from the empire? And who lost?

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Score: 4
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World


  • Author : Francis Robinson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 0521669936


The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World Book Description :

This book presents a rounded picture of Islam, from current issues of fundamentalism, to its culture and art.

The Cambridge History of Ancient China
Score: 4
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The Cambridge History of Ancient China


  • Author : Michael Loewe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-03-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1148
  • ISBN 10 : 0521470307


The Cambridge History of Ancient China Book Description :

The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the cultural history of pre-imperial China. Fourteen leading specialists on early Chinese history and archaeology cover more than one thousand years. There are two chapters for each time-period - Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn, and Warring States: one on institutional history, based on both traditional and palaeographic literature, and one on material culture, based on archaeological evidence. There are also chapters on the Neolithic background, language, intellectual history, relations with Central Asia, and the debts of both the Qin and Han empires to these earlier time-periods. Although written by specialists, this Cambridge history aims to explain and describe pre-imperial China to an audience that will include scholars and students, as well as general readers without specialized knowledge of Chinese history. It can be consulted as a work of reference, or read continuously, alone or as part of The Cambridge History of China series.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art


  • Author : Paul Bahn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 0521454735


The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art Book Description :

Surveys prehistoric art throughout the world, including body art, art on rocks and walls, and objects; changes in scholarship; and what the art can reveal about early sexual, social, economic, and religious life

China

China


  • Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105122847010


China Book Description :

Designed for the East Asian history course, this text features the scholarship on the region and offers a range of cultural, political, economic and intellectual history. It also focuses on gender and material culture. It features color inserts that illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia.

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Chinese Medicine and Healing


  • Author : TJ Hinrichs
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674047372


Chinese Medicine and Healing Book Description :

This illustrated history is a comprehensive introduction to Chinese healing practices across time and cultures. Global contributions from 58 scholars in archaeology, history, anthropology, religion, and medicine make this a vital resource for those working in East Asian or world history, medical history, anthropology, biomedicine, and healing arts.