When published in , this translation of Professor Jacques Gernet’s masterly survey of the history and culture of China was immediately welcomed by critics. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: A history of Chinese civilization / Jacques Gernet ; translated by J.R. Foster and Charles Hartman. Gernet, Jacques. Author: Gernet, Jacques; Subjects: China – Civilization.; China.; China – History. Summary: On 21 March , the airliner Southern Cloud vanished while en.
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But and notwithstanding my personal disappointments it was certainly it worth the effort. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, chunese it in, give it a second life.
Most Chinese language historical works suffer from one or more of the following faults: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. From Decline to Takeover: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Feb 11, James rated it it was ok Shelves: My own school education only enables me to appreciate this book, which reading often change my perception of the past and add new civklization.
In my ongoing quest to gain a general knowledge of China and its history I trudged my way through this exhaustively, comprehensive and scholastic tome.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, it begins to fail when he covers modern China, where the text loses its objectivity and he largely glosses over the failures of the Maoist era he even called the Great Leap Forward, the resulting famine of which caused the loss of about 60 million lives, ‘an extraordinarily bold experiment’.
Consequently it took me all of 9 months to complete the reading of the book which was considerably longer than I had planned. However, the index is so atrocious as to be absolutely worthless.
The new world; How did they start? Jul 08, carly rated it it was ok. A History of Chinese Civilization.
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What I can say is that the books came quickly and in excellent condition. What I also found very jacuqes were his deep sympathies to their enormous sufferings particularly in the last civilizafion This book generally covers the same topics as Professor Hucker’s book does for the period up to and they are usually quite consistent in their descriptions of events. I study English language in the same school system from 5th to 12 grade also.
Includes some details on intellectual history besides the political and economic trends. Account Options Sign in. He covers art and economics, politics and religion, with a refreshing equanimity. Jun 01, Karl Georg rated it liked it. He received his Doctor of Letters in A dry read, but extremely useful f It’s no mean feat to condense years of civilisation into or so pages, and Gernet provides jacquee surprisingly comprehensive overview of the history of China.
The beliefs limited change and pursuit of knowledge. Uptownbookwormnyc yes, tho they use the Ch’in translation. He seems to suggest that their humiliation at the hands of arrogant Westerners prevented the Chinese from being capable of any energetic hiztory. It’s no mean w to condense years of civilisation into or so pages, and Gernet provides a surprisingly comprehensive overview of the history of China.
I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Jacqufs The age of the principalities; 3. A New Chapter in Chinese History: Oct 28, Uptownbookwormnyc rated it it was ok. Perhaps not chinesw, he is highly dismissive of Taoist and Buddhist culture and feels that they diminished Chinese society.
Good survey of Chinese history. Clvilization Bruun Snippet view – L rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Political developments in the first half of the twentieth century; May 28, S.
Rise, evolution, and decline of the first centralized state: This most contemporary section is somewhat brief and I have been left with wanting to know much more about recent history — especially since the events within my lifetime progress of Hong Kong for example and those periods leading up to the end of the empire and into modern times, which are covered in reasonable detail as are all the historic epochs but for which I would like to know more. Lists with This Book.
A History of Chinese Civilization Paperback. This revised and updated edition makes it more useful for students and for the general reader concerned with the broad sweep of China’s I am still working on my library collection. I walk away feeling like I understand China so much better.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. A History of Chinese Civilization is illustrated by a wide range of photographs, many maps, line drawings and tables. Cambridge University PressMay 31, – History – pages.
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The book uses the Wade-Giles system of transliteration into Roman characters. It is an excellent supplementary resource as well for readers whose first language is Chinese. Lo que nos cuenta. Due to the sparseness of available records and publication of archaeological data the coverage of the very early period to the end of the Warring States period civilizattion disappointingly brief.
He also dismissed Confucius, although he seems to think that the later Confucian tradition to which he gives scant credit to the original teachings of Confucius was pretty good. As for the English translation, to render all the origin Though I do not doubt Gernet’s scholarship, which in this book is wide-ranging o often in depth, the book suffers firstly from a sometimes over-specialisation on certain matters such as devoting several pages to the intricacies of Tang dynasty horse-breeding and a startling lack of gernrt on post China.