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: en

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: en

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

Explanation of the Book:

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
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Release: 2001-08-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A superbly illustrated and richly informative history of the British empire.

The Cambridge History of Ancient China

The Cambridge History of Ancient China
Author: Michael Loewe,Edward L. Shaughnessy
Pages: 1148
ISBN: 0521470307
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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
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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

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 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 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

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 Brief History of China

A Brief History of China
Author: Jonathan Clements
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781462921010
Available:
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive, yet entertaining look at China's history through a modern lens. For millennia, China was the largest and richest nation on earth. Two centuries ago, however, its economy sank into a depression from which it had not fully recovered—until now. China's modern resurgence as the world's largest nation in terms of population and its second-largest economy—where 800 million people have been lifted out of poverty in the space of a few decades—is the greatest untold story of the 21st century. A Brief History of China tells of the development of a rich and complex civilization where the use of paper, writing, money and gunpowder were widespread in ancient times and where silk, ceramics, tea, metal implements and other products were produced and exported around the globe. It examines the special conditions that allowed a single culture to unify an entire continent spanning 10 billion square kilometers under the rule of a single man—and the unbelievably rich artistic, literary and architectural heritage that Chinese culture has bequeathed to the world. Equally fascinating is the story of China's decline in the 19th and early 20th century—as Europeans and Americans took center stage—and its modern resurgence as an economic powerhouse in recent years. In his retelling of a Chinese history stretching back 5,000 years, author and China-expert Jonathan Clements focuses on the human stories which led to the powerful transformations in Chinese society—from the unification of China under its first emperor, Qinshi Huangdi, and the writings of the great Chinese philosophers Confucius and Laozi, to the Mongol invasion under Genghis Khan and the consolidation of Communist rule under Mao Zedong. Clements even brings readers through to the present day, outlining China's economic renaissance under Deng Xiaoping and Xi Jinping. What really separates this book from its counterparts is the focus on women, and modern themes such as diversity and climate change. Chinese history is typically told through the stories of its most famous men, but Clements' telling gives women equal time and research—which introduces readers of this book to equally important, but less commonly-known facts and historical figures. Often seen in the West in black or white terms—as either a savage dystopia or a fantastical paradise—China is revealed in the book as an exceptional yet troubled nation that nevertheless warrants its self-description as the Middle Kingdom.

The Cambridge History of China Volume 11 Late Ch ing 1800 1911 Part 2

The Cambridge History of China  Volume 11  Late Ch ing  1800 1911  Part 2
Author: John K. Fairbank,Kwang-Ching Liu
Pages: 776
ISBN: 0521220297
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Release: 1980-09-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the second of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the gradual decline of the Ch'ing empire in China (the first was volume 10). Volume 11 surveys the persistence and deterioration of the old order in China during the late nineteenth century, and the profound stirring during that period, which led to China's great twentieth-century revolution. The contributors focus on commercial and technological growth, foreign relations, the stimulation of Chinese intellectual life by the outside world, and military triumphs and disasters. They show that the effects of the accelerating changes were to fragment the old ruling class and the ancient monarchy, finally bringing the Chinese people face to face with the challenges of the new century. For readers with Chinese, proper names and terms are identified with their characters in the glossary, and full references to Chinese, Japanese and other works are given in the bibliographies.

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 Illustrated History of Surgery

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery
Author: Harold Ellis
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780521896238
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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.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture
Author: Kam Louie
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781107495258
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Release: 2008-06-05
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the start of the twenty-first century, China is poised to become a major global power. Understanding its culture is more important than ever before for western audiences, but for many, China remains a mysterious and exotic country. This Companion explains key aspects of modern Chinese culture without assuming prior knowledge of China or the Chinese language. The volume acknowledges the interconnected nature of the different cultural forms, from 'high culture' such as literature, religion and philosophy to more popular issues such as sport, cinema, performance and the internet. Each chapter is written by a world expert in the field. Invaluable for students of Chinese studies, this book includes a glossary of key terms, a chronology and a guide to further reading. For the interested reader or traveler, it reveals a dynamic, diverse and fascinating culture, many aspects of which are now elucidated in English for the first time.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China
Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780191506710
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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.

Early China

Early China
Author: Li Feng
Pages: 367
ISBN: 9780521895521
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Release: 2013-12-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical new interpretation of the early history of Chinese civilization based on the most recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries.

China

China
Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0674018281
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Release: 2006
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

Imperial China

Imperial China
Author: Peter Lorge
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781786075796
Available:
Release: 2021-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 221 BCE, the Qin state conquered its neighbours and created the first unified Chinese empire in history. So began the imperial era, where dynasties claiming divine assent ruled for more than 2,000 years. Borders shifted and emperors struggled to exert control over every region of their diverse territories. Elites held that they were inheritors of a rich, pre-imperial culture, while their society produced world-changing inventions such as the compass, printing, gunpowder and the gun. And imperial China itself was altered as it came into contact with others through trade, exploration and war. For anyone curious about this fascinating period, Peter Lorge introduces imperial China’s major ruling dynasties, religions, arts, thinkers, inventions, military advancements, economic developments and historians.