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China: A History

By John Keay

Basic Books AZ
Released: 2011-12-06
Paperback (608 pages)

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An authoritative account of five thousand years of Chinese history

Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history writing, John Keay has composed a vital and illuminating overview of the nation's complex and vivid past. Keay's authoritative history examines 5,000 years in China, from the time of the Three Dynasties through Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country. Crisp, judicious, and engaging, China is the classic single-volume history for anyone seeking to understand the present and future of this immensely powerful nation.

Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty

By Captivating History

Released: 2019-01-25
Kindle Edition (122 pages)

Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty
 
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If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient China, then keep reading...


Free History BONUS Inside!

To understand present-day China, its politics, society, and culture in general, we have to go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization.

In this book, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and failures.

Dynasties will change, people will be killed and born, art made and destroyed, but the Chinese civilization will prevail, rising from humble beginnings to an empire that at some points outshined any other in the world at that time. And yet it won’t be only a tale of kings and queens, emperors and rulers. Of palaces and forts, of swords and shields.

It will also tell a story of farmers and merchants, artisans and artists, philosophers and scientists. And hopefully by the end of this introductory guide, you will gain a sense of what, who, and how the Chinese civilization was made as great as it was and still is.

From that, a better understanding of this amazing Far Eastern culture and its history should arise as well as a greater appreciation of its achievements and contributions to the world. And with a better knowledge of history, a clearer understanding of the world will come as well.

In Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty, you will discover topics such as
  • Chinese Lands and Birth of China
  • Shang and Zhou Dynasties and the Rise of Royal Power
  • Disintegration of Royal Power
  • Birth of Imperial China
  • Rise and Fall of the Han Dynasty
  • Society of Ancient China
  • The Ancient Chinese Culture
  • Inventions and Innovations of the Ancient Chinese
  • And much, much more!
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

By Patricia Buckley Ebrey

Cambridge University Press
Paperback (384 pages)

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China
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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.

The History of China in 50 Events: (Opium Wars - Marco Polo - Sun Tzu - Confucius - Forbidden City - Terracotta Army - Boxer Rebellion) (History by Country Timeline Book 2)

By Henry Freeman

Released: 2016-02-09
Kindle Edition (53 pages)

The History of China in 50 Events: (Opium Wars - Marco Polo - Sun Tzu - Confucius - Forbidden City - Terracotta Army - Boxer Rebellion) (History by Country Timeline Book 2)
 
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☆ Chinese History in 50 Events ☆


As one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has a vast, rich history. In order to assist with the study of Chinese history, this book has been broken down into a series of straightforward, easy-to-read vignettes.

Inside you will read about...


✓ The Great Flood
✓ The Great Wall is begun
✓ The Terra Cotta Army is created
✓ Gunpowder is invented
✓ Great Anti-Buddhist Persecution
✓ Marco Polo travels to China
✓ The Forbidden City is completed
✓ First Opium War
✓ SARS outbreak
And much more!

This book will provide in-depth insights into some of the most important events in Chinese history while providing an overall context within which these events took place. Designed as an introductory overview of Chinese history, this book is the perfect resource for those who are seeking to expand their knowledge of China and world history.

Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History, and Political Culture

By John Bryan Starr

Hill and Wang
Released: 2010-08-31
Paperback (448 pages)

Understanding China: A Guide to China s Economy, History, and Political Culture
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In this succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright book--now revised and updated for the new century--Starr introduces to the uninitiated reader the background, basic data, and issues at stake in China's crisis-ridden present and future.

After ten years, John Bryan Starr has thoroughly revised and updated his classic introduction to the background of, the data about, and the issues at stake in China's present and future. In the new edition, Starr seamlessly weaves in additional material on the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese government's ongoing efforts to curb the influence of the Internet, and the intensifying trade disputes between the United States and China.

Succinct, modest, and refreshingly forthright, Understanding China remains a necessary guide for the uninitiated to everything from the Chinese economy and political system, to its intellectual freedoms and human rights, to its relationship with the rest of the world.

The Emperor Who Built The Great Wall (illustrated kids books, picture book biographies, bedtime stories for kids, Chinese history and culture): Qin Shihuang (Once Upon A Time In China 1)

By Jillian Lin

Released: 2015-02-06
Kindle Edition (34 pages)

The Emperor Who Built The Great Wall (illustrated kids books, picture book biographies, bedtime stories for kids, Chinese history and culture): Qin Shihuang (Once Upon A Time In China 1)
 
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DID YOU KNOW that China was named after its first emperor—the brilliant, all-powerful emperor who built The Great Wall?

In this book, read about his interesting life and how he became one of the most important men in Chinese history.

Emperor Qin Shihuang may have lived more than two thousand years ago, his memory still lives on. Each year, thousands of people visit the Great Wall, as well as the army of Terracotta Warriors hidden in the emperor’s secret tomb. And did you know that China was named after him?

In The Emperor Who Built The Great Wall, discover why Qin built the Wall, how he made China the biggest country on earth, and what he hid in his secret tomb.

The simple language and beautiful illustrations make this book a wonderful reader or bedtime story. It is suitable for all ages, but children aged 5-12 years will especially enjoy reading this book.

About the Once Upon A Time In China… series
China has a very long history that includes many fascinating stories, but often they are too complex for young children to read. For this series, Jillian Lin has rewritten the most well-known tales in a simple, engaging manner, for children from age five to enjoy. While some stories sound almost like fairytales, they are all based on true historical facts, brought to life with beautiful illustrations. Each book contains the life story of a famous figure in Chinese history, a list of interesting facts, a quiz, and a map.

Other books in this series include:
- The King Without A Throne (Confucius/Kong Qiu) -www.amazon.com/dp/B00TPRSD0I
- The Mountain Man Of Music (Zhu Zaiyu) -www.amazon.com/dp/B00X36J87E
- The Miracle Doctor (Hua Tuo) - www.amazon.com/dp/B01EBRN52M
- The Girl Who Became Emperor (Wu Zetian) - www.amazon.com/dp/B01EDLZMFY
- The Dreamer Of Stars (Zhang Heng) - www.amazon.com/dp/B01EDMFON8
- The Greatest Explorer In The World (Zheng He) -www.amazon.com/dp/B01EE4IHQQ
- The Pirate King (Koxinga/Zheng Chenggong) - www.amazon.com/dp/B01EDOPTRM

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A Short History of China: From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse

By Gordon Kerr

Oldcastle Books
Released: 2013-07-01
Kindle Edition (160 pages)

A Short History of China: From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse
 
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From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country

An absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 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 complex nation. It describes the amazing technological advances that China's scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. It also investigates the Chinese view of the world and examines the movements, aspirations, and philosophies that molded it and, in so doing, created the Chinese nation. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st-century superpower.

The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han (History of Imperial China)

By Mark Edward Lewis

Belknap Press
Paperback (336 pages)

The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han (History of Imperial China)
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In 221 bc the First Emperor of Qin unified the lands that would become the heart of a Chinese empire. Though forged by conquest, this vast domain depended for its political survival on a fundamental reshaping of Chinese culture. With this informative book, we are present at the creation of an ancient imperial order whose major features would endure for two millennia.

The Qin and Han constitute the "classical period" of Chinese history--a role played by the Greeks and Romans in the West. Mark Edward Lewis highlights the key challenges faced by the court officials and scholars who set about governing an empire of such scale and diversity of peoples. He traces the drastic measures taken to transcend, without eliminating, these regional differences: the invention of the emperor as the divine embodiment of the state; the establishment of a common script for communication and a state-sponsored canon for the propagation of Confucian ideals; the flourishing of the great families, whose domination of local society rested on wealth, landholding, and elaborate kinship structures; the demilitarization of the interior; and the impact of non-Chinese warrior-nomads in setting the boundaries of an emerging Chinese identity.

The first of a six-volume series on the history of imperial China, The Early Chinese Empires illuminates many formative events in China's long history of imperialism--events whose residual influence can still be discerned today.

The Economic History of China

By Richard Von Glahn

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Released: 2016-03-07
Paperback (476 pages)

The Economic History of China
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China's extraordinary rise as an economic powerhouse in the past two decades poses a challenge to many long-held assumptions about the relationship between political institutions and economic development. Economic prosperity also was vitally important to the longevity of the Chinese Empire throughout the preindustrial era. Before the eighteenth century, China's economy shared some of the features, such as highly productive agriculture and sophisticated markets, found in the most advanced regions of Europe. But in many respects, from the central importance of irrigated rice farming to family structure, property rights, the status of merchants, the monetary system, and the imperial state's fiscal and economic policies, China's preindustrial economy diverged from the Western path of development. In this comprehensive but accessible study, Richard von Glahn examines the institutional foundations, continuities and discontinuities in China's economic development over three millennia, from the Bronze Age to the early twentieth century.

China: A History of China and East Asia: Ancient China, Economy, Communism, Capitalism, Culture, Martial Arts, Medicine, Military, People including Mao Zedong, Confucius, and Sun Tzu [3rd Edition]

By Adam Brown

Released: 2016-11-10
Kindle Edition (126 pages)

China: A History of China and East Asia: Ancient China, Economy, Communism, Capitalism, Culture, Martial Arts, Medicine, Military, People including Mao Zedong, Confucius, and Sun Tzu [3rd Edition]
 
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Have you ever wondered how China became the most populous and one of the most industrially active nations today?


This is a historical rollercoaster that will take you from Ancient China and Imperial Dynasties to Communism and Capitalism. Discover the rich history of this superpower.

Here is a Sneak Peek of What you will Learn:


  • Ancient Chinese Dynasties and Their Impact on Chinese History
  • Communism, Capitalism and Its Role in Shaping China & East Asia
  • Ancient Chinese Culture
  • A History of Martial Arts in Ancient China
  • A Comprehensive Look at Old World Medicine in Ancient China
  • Analysis of the Military in Ancient China
  • And much, much, more

Here is what othe readers say about this book:


"Well-written survey of China’s history in terms of landscape, culture, politics, economy, and philosophies."

"This book covered more information than the documentaries I've seen did - Excellent!"

"The author reveals some interesting information about Ancient China..."

"Wow this book has a wealth of information. China and most of East Asia has seen just about every style of government humankind has invented."

Subjects include: Agriculture, Capitalism, Ancient Chinese Culture, Language, Spirituality & Religion, Literature, Music, Arts, Architecture, History of Martial Arts, Old World Medicine in China, Military History and Sun Tzu.


Dynasties covered: Xia, Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing and various others.


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