The Cambridge Illustrated History Of China

Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
ISBN : 0521124336
Genre : History
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An engaging and fully illustrated account of more than 8000 years of Chinese civilization - from prehistoric times through to the modern communist state. Includes leading Chinese historians, poets, novelists, dramatists, philosophical and religious ideas, art forms and outside influences.
Category: History

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of The British Empire

Author : P. J. Marshall
ISBN : 0521002540
Genre : History
File Size : 21.8 MB
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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?
Category: History

Cambridge Illustrated History Of China

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781619061408
Genre : Education
File Size : 44.74 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Cambridge Illustrated History of China. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of The Islamic World

Author : Francis Robinson
ISBN : 0521669936
Genre : Religion
File Size : 60.97 MB
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Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.
Category: Religion

East Asia A Cultural Social And Political History

Author : Patricia Ebrey
ISBN : 9781133606475
Genre : History
File Size : 77.30 MB
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Written by top scholars in the field, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, 3E delivers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of East Asia, while focusing on the narratives and histories of China, Japan, and Korea in a larger, global context. Full color inserts on such topics as food, clothing, and art objects illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia. A range of primary source documents spotlights women’s independence, students-turned-soldiers, and other stirring issues, while intriguing biographical sketches throughout highlight the lives of popular figures and ordinary people alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: History

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Modern China

Author : Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
ISBN : 9780191506710
Genre : History
File Size : 70.71 MB
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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.
Category: History

China

Author : Patricia Buckley Ebrey
ISBN : 3593353229
Genre : China
File Size : 30.80 MB
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Category: China

The Cambridge History Of Ancient China

Author : Michael Loewe
ISBN : 0521470307
Genre : History
File Size : 80.35 MB
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A survey of the cultural history of pre-Imperial China. Historians and archaeologists cover the Shang, Western Zhou, Spring and Autumn, Warring States, Neolithic background, language, intellectual history, relations with central Asia, and the debts of the Qin and Han empires to these periods. There are chapters on institutional history, based on both traditional and palaeographic literature, and on material culture.
Category: History

A History Of Chinese Civilization

Author : Jacques Gernet
ISBN : 0521497817
Genre : History
File Size : 71.12 MB
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An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.
Category: History

Die 101 Wichtigsten Fragen China

Author : Hans van Ess
ISBN : 9783406618383
Genre : History
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Wie alt ist China? – Ist China noch ein sozialistisches Land? – Welchen Zugang haben Chinesen zum Internet? – Wie funktioniert die chinesische Computertastatur? – Was sind die größten Erfindungen Chinas? – Welche Rolle spielt der Sport? – Denken die Chinesen anders? – Muß man darauf achten, daß Chinesen ihr Gesicht nicht verlieren? – Diese und andere Fragen beantwortet Hans van Ess knapp, kenntnisreich und für jeden verständlich. Das Buch enthält ganz einfache Fragen, die teilweise gar nicht so leicht zu beantworten sind, aber auch schwierige Fragen mit überraschend einfachen Antworten. Insgesamt bieten die Fragen und Antworten eine ebenso umfassende wie kurzweilige Einführung in das Reich der Mitte.
Category: History