The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey,Kwang-Ching Liu
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0521124336
Available:
Release: 2010-01-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Pages: 352
ISBN: 052166991X
Available:
Release: 1999-05-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Pages: 352
ISBN: OCLC:1025639332
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Chinese Civilization

Chinese Civilization
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Pages: 524
ISBN: 1439188394
Available:
Release: 2009-11-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
Author: P. J. Marshall
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0521002540
Available:
Release: 2001-08-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Author: Francis Robinson
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0521669936
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Release: 1996
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge History of Ancient China

The Cambridge History of Ancient China
Author: Michael Loewe,Edward L. Shaughnessy
Pages: 1148
ISBN: 0521470307
Available:
Release: 1999-03-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cambridge History of Ancient China provides a survey of the institutional and cultural history of pre-imperial China.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art
Author: Paul Bahn,Paul G. Bahn
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0521454735
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

The Cambridge Illustrated History of France
Author: Colin Jones
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0521669928
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Release: 1994
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the diversity of the French heritage and offers insight into the formation of the modern nation, in a history of France that includes features on places, people, and events

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Chinese Medicine and Healing
Author: TJ Hinrichs,Linda L Barnes
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780674047372
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China
Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780191506710
Available:
Release: 2016-06-16
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century', introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloody Taiping Civil War (1850-1864), which had a death toll far higher than the roughly contemporaneous American Civil War. It also helps readers see more familiar landmarks in Chinese history in new ways, such as the Opium War (1839-1842), the Boxer Uprising of 1900, the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, and the Tiananmen protests and Beijing Massacre of 1989. This is one of the first major efforts — and in many ways the most ambitious to date — to come to terms with the broad sweep of modern Chinese history, taking readers from the origins of modern China right up through the dramatic events of the last few years (the Beijing Games, the financial crisis, and China's rise to global economic pre-eminence) which have so fundamentally altered Western views of China and China's place in the world.

The Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine
Author: Roy Porter
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9780521864268
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Release: 2006-06-05
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Cambridge History of Medicine surveys the rise of medicine in the West from classical times to the present. Covering both the social and scientific history of medicine, this 2006 volume traces the chronology of key developments and events, engaging with the issues, discoveries, and controversies that have characterized medical progress.

The Cambridge History of China Volume 14 The People s Republic Part 1 The Emergence of Revolutionary China 1949 1965

The Cambridge History of China  Volume 14  The People s Republic  Part 1  The Emergence of Revolutionary China  1949 1965
Author: Roderick MacFarquhar,John K. Fairbank
Pages: 742
ISBN: 052124336X
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Release: 1987-06-26
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first of the two final volumes of The Cambridge History of China, which describe the efforts of the People's Republic of China to grapple with the problems of adaptation to modern times. Volume 14 deals with the achievements of the economic and human disasters of the new regime's first sixteen years (1949-65). Part I chronicles the attempt to adapt the Soviet model of development to China, and Part II covers the subsequent efforts of China's leaders to find native solutions that would provide more rapid and appropriate answers to China's problems. Each of the two parts of the volume analyzes the key issues and developments in the spheres of politics, economics, culture, education, and foreign relations. The contributors, all leading scholars of the period, show the interrelation of Chinese actions in all these spheres, and the describe how, gradually, events led to the Cultural Revolution launched by Mao Tse-tung in 1966.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy
Author: Michael A. Hoskin
Pages: 392
ISBN: 0521411580
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Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the history of astronomy as a science from ancient times to the present and describes the discoveries that have contributed to current beliefs about space and the universe

A Concise History of China

A Concise History of China
Author: J. A. G. Roberts
Pages: 341
ISBN: UOM:39015048510336
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an account of Chinese history, from prehistoric times through the post-Revolution era.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book
Author: James Raven
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780191007491
Available:
Release: 2020-07-31
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 14 original essays, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book reveals the history of books in all their various forms, from the ancient world to the digital present. Leading international scholars offer an original and richly illustrated narrative that is global in scope. The history of the book is the history of millions of written, printed, and illustrated texts, their manufacture, distribution, and reception. Here are different types of production, from clay tablets to scrolls, from inscribed codices to printed books, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers, from written parchment to digital texts. The history of the book is a history of different methods of circulation and dissemination, all dependent on innovations in transport, from coastal and transoceanic shipping to roads, trains, planes and the internet. It is a history of different modes of reading and reception, from learned debate and individual study to public instruction and entertainment. It is a history of manufacture, craftsmanship, dissemination, reading and debate. Yet the history of books is not simply a question of material form, nor indeed of the history of reading and reception. The larger question is of the effect of textual production, distribution and reception - of how books themselves made history. To this end, each chapter of this volume, succinctly bounded by period and geography, offers incisive and stimulating insights into the relationship between books and the story of their times.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare
Author: Geoffrey Parker
Pages: 440
ISBN: 0521738067
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Release: 2008-09-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now available in a revised and updated version, this book examines Western warfare from antiquity to the present day.

Women and the Family in Chinese History

Women and the Family in Chinese History
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Pages: 291
ISBN: 0415288231
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a collection of essays by one of the leading scholars of Chinese history, it explores features of the Chinese family, gender and kinship systems and places them in a historical context.

China s Golden Age

China s Golden Age
Author: Charles D. Benn,Charles Benn
Pages: 317
ISBN: 0195176650
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Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this fascinating and detailed profile, Benn paints a vivid picture of life in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), traditionally regarded as the golden age of China. 40 line illustrations.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery
Author: Harold Ellis
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780521896238
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in a lively and engaging style, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the development of surgery through the ages. Heavily illustrated in colour, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery is the only serious choice for a reader wanting a lively and informative single-volume introduction to surgical history.