The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1999-05-13
ISBN 10: 9780521669917
ISBN 13: 052166991X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Book Review:

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,Kwang-Ching Liu
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-01-25
ISBN 10: 9780521124331
ISBN 13: 0521124336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-01-25
ISBN 10: 9780521196208
ISBN 13: 0521196205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China Book Review:

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

Chinese Civilization
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 9781439188392
ISBN 13: 1439188394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Civilization Book Review:

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 Islamic World

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Author: Francis Robinson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780521669931
ISBN 13: 0521669936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World Book Review:

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

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire
Author: P. J. Marshall
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2001-08-02
ISBN 10: 9780521002547
ISBN 13: 0521002540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the British Empire Book Review:

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 History of Ancient China

The Cambridge History of Ancient China
Author: Michael Loewe,Edward L. Shaughnessy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 1148
Release: 1999-03-13
ISBN 10: 9780521470308
ISBN 13: 0521470307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Ancient China Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780521454735
ISBN 13: 0521454735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art Book Review:

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

Chinese Medicine and Healing

Chinese Medicine and Healing
Author: TJ Hinrichs,Linda L Barnes
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0674047370
ISBN 13: 9780674047372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Medicine and Healing Book Review:

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 Cambridge History of Medicine

The Cambridge History of Medicine
Author: Roy Porter
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2006-06-05
ISBN 10: 0521864267
ISBN 13: 9780521864268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Medicine Book Review:

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 Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China
Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN 10: 0191506710
ISBN 13: 9780191506710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China Book Review:

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.

China A History

China  A History
Author: John Keay
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-04-15
ISBN 10: 0007372086
ISBN 13: 9780007372089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China A History Book Review:

Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy
Author: Michael A. Hoskin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780521411585
ISBN 13: 0521411580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Astronomy Book Review:

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

China

China
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122847010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China Book Review:

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.

Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China

Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China
Author: Aihe Wang
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780521027496
ISBN 13: 0521027497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmology and Political Culture in Early China Book Review:

This book traces the central role played by cosmology in the formation of China's early empires.

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
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 742
Release: 1987-06-26
ISBN 10: 9780521243360
ISBN 13: 052124336X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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 Surgery

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery
Author: Harold Ellis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0521896231
ISBN 13: 9780521896238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Surgery Book Review:

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.

A Concise History of China

A Concise History of China
Author: J. A. G. Roberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048510336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of China Book Review:

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

Accumulating Culture

Accumulating Culture
Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey
Publsiher: China Program Books (Hardcover
Total Pages: 495
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076002803497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accumulating Culture Book Review:

A beautifully illustrated examination of a monumental collection of Chinese calligraphy, paintings, bronzes, and many other objects amassed by the Song dynasty emperor Huizong (1082-1135).

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions
Author: John Bowker
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2002-01-10
ISBN 10: 9780521810371
ISBN 13: 052181037X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions Book Review:

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions is a comprehensive survey of world religions from pre-history to the present day. Each religion is treated in depth, with text written by a recognized academic expert, and supported by extensive illustrations. The religions covered include Jainism, Chinese and Japanese religions, Hindu religions, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism, along with smaller sections on Zoroaster and Parsis, Greek and Rome, Egypt and Mesopotamia, aboriginal religions, Shamanism, and modern religions such as Bahai. The book includes a substantial bibliography, a full chronology for each section, a general chronology giving the most significant dates from all religions, and information on religious phenomena such as festivals and calendars. This is an authoritative reference book which will appeal equally to students of religion, teachers, and general interested readers. John Bowker is the author of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 2000), The Complete Bible Handbook: An Illustrated Companion (DK Publishing, 1998) and and The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford, 1997). He is Greshan Professor, Greshan College, London and Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and North Carolina State University.