The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China is an illuminating account of the full sweep of Chinese civilisation – from prehistoric times to the intellectual ferment of the Warring States Period, through the rise and fall of the imperial dynasties, to the modern communist state. Written by a leading scholar and lavishly illustrated, its narrative draws together everything from the influence of key intellectual figures, to political innovations, art and material culture, family and religious life, not to mention wars and modern conflicts. This third revised edition includes new archaeological discoveries and gives fuller treatment of environmental history and Chinese interaction with the wider world, placing China in global context. The Qing dynasty is now covered in two chapters, while the final chapter brings the story into the twenty-first century, covering the transformation of China into one of the world's leading economies and the challenges it faces. Lively and highly visual, this book will be appreciated by anyone interested in Chinese history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781009151443
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/11/2022
Edition description: 3rd ed.
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 383,970
Product dimensions: 7.99(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Patricia Buckley Ebrey has taught Chinese history and culture for many years, both at the University of Illinois and later the University of Washington. She has played a leadership role helping students learn about Chinese history and civilization. The first edition of her sourcebook, Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook, appeared in 1981 and is still widely used. Among her best-known books are The Inner Quarters: Marriage and the Lives of Women in the Sung Period (1993) and Emperor Huizong (2014), both also available in Chinese translation. She currently is editor of the Journal of Chinese History and working on a book on China as an outlier in world history.

Table of Contents

1. The Origins of Chinese Civilization: Neolithic Period to the Western Zhou Dynasty; 2. Philosophical Foundations: The Eastern Zhou Period; 3. The Creation of the Bureaucratic Empire: The Qin and Han Dynasties; 4. Regional Regimes: Buddhism, Aristocracy, and Northern Rulers; 5. A Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty; 6. Shifting South: The Five Dynasties and Song; 7. Inner Asian Rule: The Liao, Xi Xia, Jin, and Yuan Dynasties; 8. The Limits of Autocracy: The Ming Dynasty; 9. Manchus and Imperial Expansion: The Early Qing Dynasty; 10. Decline Sets In: The Late Qing Dynasty; 11. Taking Action: The Early Twentieth Century; 12. China Under Mao: The People's Republic; 13. Engaging the World: China Since 1976.
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