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Introduction to Chinese history

B. Wiethoff

Introduction to Chinese history

by B. Wiethoff

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementB. Wiethoff.
The Physical Object
Pagination190p.
Number of Pages190
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16804437M
ISBN 100500271151
OCLC/WorldCa650483601

  Books on Chinese history that appeal to a wider audience still tend to be those that deal with the period of Mao's rule. sections of my book Modern China: A Very Short Introduction. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. – BC), during the king Wu Ding's reign, who was mentioned as the twenty-first Shang king by the same. Ancient historical texts such as the Book of Documents (early chapters, 11th century BC), the Records of the Grand Historian (c. BC) and the Bamboo Annals ( BC.

Get this from a library! An introduction to Chinese history and culture. [Qizhi Zhang] -- This book breaks with convention and provides an overview of Chinese history in the form of special topics. These topics include the major issues of "A Scientific Approach to the Origins of Chinese. Unique in style and with a history of some years, Chinese music represents a fascinating part of China's cultural heritage. This accessible, illustrated introduction explores the history of China's musical instruments, the diversity of Chinese folk music, the development of Chinese operas and their influence around the world/5(3).

  "What follows are 10 books that influenced me in the writing of Rare Earth: five must-read Chinese novels, five western-authored non-fiction books .   Although this work, more elaborate than the aforementioned one by Schoppa, is one of the recommended essential works on Chinese modern history, we’d also recommend to consider Jonathan Spence’s Gate of Heavenly Peace as a book of choice for an introduction to modern China.


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The book provides insights into Chinese history, allowing readers “to see the value of civilization through history; to see the preciseness of history through civilization.” It focuses on the social background, lifestyle and development processes to illustrate ideologies and ideas.5/5(1).

This item: China’s Imperial Past: An Introduction to Chinese History and Culture by Charles O. Hucker Paperback $ Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold Introduction to Chinese history book by: This book breaks with convention and provides an overview of Chinese history in the form of special topics.

These topics include the major issues of “A Scientific Approach to the Origins of Chinese Civilization,” “Ancient Chinese Society and the Change of Dynasties,” “The Golden Ages of the Han, Tang and Qing Dynasties: a Comparative Analysis,” “Transportation Systems and Brand: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

This book breaks with convention and provides an overview of Chinese history in the form of special topics. These topics include the major issues of “A Scientific Approach to the Origins of Chinese Civilization,” “Ancient Chinese Society and the Change of Dynasties,” “The Golden Ages of the Han, Tang and Qing Dynasties: a Comparative Analysis,” “Transportation Systems and.

This book breaks with convention and provides an overview of Chinese history in the form of special topics. These topics include the major issues of “A Scientific Approach to the Origins of Chinese Civilization,” “Ancient Chinese Society and the Change of Dynasties,” “The Golden Ages of the Han, Tang and Qing Dynasties: a Comparative Analysis,” “Transportation Systems and.

"Charles O. Hucker is not only a name, it is a quality mark, and to Chinese history China's Imperial Past is an excellent introduction. It is an extremely well written and well structured account of China's political, social, economic and cultural history from the beginning through the first half of the nineteenth century.".

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Chinese History; An Introduction to Chinese History. August 8, 0. Facebook. Twitter. Pinterest. WhatsApp. China is the most ethnically diverse country in the world: it has more ethnic minority people of more different types than any other country.

Chinese. This book gives better depth to Chinese history than Spence or Fairbank do. Spence is more concerned with the last years, and Fairbank is too closely tied to the US foreign policy establishment for my tastes.

The fact that Gernet is on page of before he starts writing about the Manchus is. I am new to Chinese history, but based on reading many other history books on other subjects, I can say that this is a great introductory book. It's worth noting that Hucker studied with H.G.

Creel (author of the excellent "The Birth of China") and dedicates the book to him. To me, this says a lot about Hucker's dedication to the by:   An absorbing introduction to more than 4, years of Chinese history, this book tells the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors, and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and/5.

Chinese history is very profound and informative. It represents one of the earliest and most splendid civilizations. China is regarded as one of the Four Ancient Civilizations. Its civilization is strong and perseverant enough to survive and move forward for thousands of years, while the civilizations of ancient Egypt, ancient India and Babylon were interrupted or perished.

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Written by a team of experts in their fields, it offers a comprehensive and detailed introduction to Chinese culture and addresses the fundamentals of Chinese cultural and social development.

It notably considers Chinese traditional culture, medicine, arts and crafts, folk customs, rituals and etiquette, and is a key read for scholars and.

China: A New History by John Fairbank is universally recommended as the best introductory book on Chinese history. Even though Dr. Fairbank wrote for undergraduate students, the book is an amazing read for anyone interested in Chinese history.

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China’s Imperial Past: An Introduction to Chinese History and Culture (Book) Book Details. ISBN. Title. China’s Imperial Past: An Introduction to Chinese History and Culture. Author. Hucker, Charles O. Publisher. Stanford University Press. Publication Date. Buy This Book. $ plus shipping $   Synopsis This book breaks with convention and provides an overview of Chinese history in the form of special topics.

These topics include the major issues of "A Scientific Approach to the Origins of Chinese Civilization," "Ancient Chinese Society and the Change of Dynasties," "The Golden Ages of the Han, Tang and Qing Dynasties: a Comparative Analysis," "Transportation Systems and Author: Qizhi Zhang.

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Taking a highly accessible and balanced. An excellent introduction to the long and often complex history of China. John Keay has, just as in his single volume history of India, covered a vast field, and while taking care of all the major civilisational currents, managed to be succint--as one must needs be if one covers four thousand years of recorded history in one volume--without /5().