The Cambridge Illustrated History of China has ratings and 33 reviews. Jim said: I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up o. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. 2, Fall Patricia Buckley Ebrey. The Cambridge Illustrated History of China. Cam bridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press,

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I’ve been a sinophile for years now and it was high time I read up on some Chinese history.

I buy too many books, and they tend to pile up, unread though grouped according to my disparate interests, in the corners of my room. It really is a great text book, would definitely recommend. There was nothing wrong but nothing really got you excited cakbridge, so what is there to talk about or to remember?

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Age of Division. The same goes for this book, it delivered exactly what was promised well done but not in anyway special.


The Liao fin and Yuan Dynasties. Imagine it like this: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Dec 20, Cole Jack rated it liked it Shelves: Apr 28, Jen rated cchina it was ok Shelves: Refresh and try again. I am very glad Buckley Ebrey’s book was on top of that pile, because, as text-books go, it is a very good, very approachable and rather captivating one.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The history hasn’t changed, right? Jun 14, Greg Strandberg rated it really liked it Shelves: Would be a great choice for the general reader wanting a one volume history of China. Patricia Buckley’s book is completely accessible to the interested American reader. You need to be reeeeallllly interested in Chinese history to like this book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ebrey, while she does have her lllustrated of bias, is a superb historian and is able to turn complex problems into something easy enough to digest for someone who hasn’t studied Chinese history before.

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Her scope is phenomenal–embracing Chinese illusrtated, culture, economics, society and its treatment of women, foreign policy, emigration, hisotry politics, including the key uprisings of and in Tiananmen Square. I did a lot of researching before deciding which general history of China to read. Enrey 24, Bertrand rated it liked it Shelves: Oct 30, Rachel rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 13, Mike Bull rated it really liked it.


However, the rise of China as a global power in the 21st century puts an impetus on the well-informed to learn more about this nations 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 So why did I only give it three stars?

A solid overview of Chinese history. It is a tad bit dry, but that is to be expected with most textbooks. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Good book–rather technical, but a good book to read before you go visit China.