A New History, Second Enlarged Edition


Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674036654

Category: Reference

Page: 560

View: 1935

John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.


A Macro History


Author: Ray Huang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317475046

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 6635

This short history of China includes a new preface, additional illustrations and a more reader-friendly format.

A History of Chinese Civilization


Author: Jacques Gernet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521497817

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 5256

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.

A History of China


Author: John A.G. Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345360

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5800

It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and tumultuous history. J. A. G. Roberts traces the main course of that history, from the earliest times, through the centuries of imperial government, to the present day. Chapters on China's imperial history identify the main political and economic changes, whilst introducing key social themes. Turning to the modern period, Roberts then traces the dramatic events of the Opium Wars, the 1911 Revolution and the Republican era. The book ends with a detailed discussion of China under Communist rule and a wide-ranging review of new developments, including China's economic achievements and its costs. Thoroughly revised and expanded in the light of the latest research, and now featuring a helpful chronology, this up-to-date, authoritative overview of China's past is ideal for students and general readers alike.

Wood and Wood Joints

Building Traditions of Europe, Japan and China


Author: Klaus Zwerger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034612672

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 9054

Building with wood as an ecologically viable material is a tradition with a long history. The timber architecture which has ensued over the past centuries reveals to the modern observer the depth of knowledge which has enabled both Eastern und Western cultures to use this wonderful material in such a creative way. In the most typical method of building with wood, elements are connected by using wood joints which do not require the assistance of adhesives or metal connectors. This art of wood jointing reached its zenith in Japan; but Europe too provided its share of highly influential forms. By looking at several hundred examples from Japan and 18 European countries, with a new chapter on China added to this enlarged edition, this book describes in great detail the history of timber architecture in terms of its technical, aesthetic and ecological dimensions. This thorough study is a mine of information to specialists in this field; it opens up to the craftsman of today what has become an almost forgotten world and provides a fascinating account for the general reader. „Here is a man who has trekked though the wild Carpathian forests, the Norwegian outback, the Russian steppes and obscure regions of Japan in pursuit of the wood joint. He tells the story with a sense of unfolding discovery; for anyone interested in how buildings work this book is a joy to read." the architects‘ journal

The Search for Modern China


Author: Jonathan D. Spence

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393307801

Category: History

Page: 876

View: 6206

Covering more than four centuries of Chinese history, this work chronicles the various dynasties, the ideas of reformist Confucian scholars, and China's poets, novelists, artists, students, and leaders

China: A History


Author: Harold Miles Tanner

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 0872209156

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 852

A deep and rigorous, yet eminently accessible introduction to the political, social, and cultural development of imperial Chinese civilisation, this volume develops a number of important themes -- such as the ethnic diversity of the early empires -- that other editions omit entirely or discuss only minimally. Includes a general introduction, chronology, bibliography, illustrations, maps, and an index.

A History of China


Author: J. A. G. Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349277045

Category: China

Page: 341

View: 8219

This study aims to provide an accessible account of the history of China from the earliest times to the present day. Its subject matter extends from the ambitions of the First Emperor to the conquest of China by the Mongols and to the triumphs and tribulations of the People's Republic. It also offers an analysis of the interpretations of Chinese history contained in recent scholarly works.

A History of China


Author: Morris Rossabi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118473450

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 3945

Capturing China’s past in all its complexity, this multi-faceted history portrays China in the context of a larger global world, while incorporating the narratives of Chinese as well as non-Chinese ethnic groups and discussing people traditionally left out of the story—peasants, women, merchants, and artisans. Offers a complete political, economic, social, and cultural history of China, covering the major events and trends Written in a clear and uncomplicated style by a distinguished historian with over four decades of experience teaching undergraduates Examines Chinese history through the lens of global history to better understand how foreign influences affected domestic policies and practices Depicts the role of non-Chinese ethnic groups in China, such as Tibetans and Uyghurs, and analyzes the Mongol and Manchu rulers and their impact on Chinese society Incorporates the narratives of people traditionally left out of Chinese history, including women, peasants, merchants, and artisans

A Short History of China


Author: Gordon Kerr

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 1842439693

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 583

The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country. A Short History of China provides an absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, telling 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 her 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 moulded 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, making Napoleon Bonaparte's words about her ring true: “Let China sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world.”

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

Second, Enlarged Edition


Author: Philip C. Jackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152723

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 5248

Comprehensive survey of artificial intelligence — the study of how computers can be made to act intelligently. Includes introductory and advanced material. Extensive notes updating the main text. 132 illustrations.

Graphic Design

A New History, Second Edition


Author: Stephen Eskilson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300172605

Category: Design

Page: 464

View: 4386

This 2nd edition of the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Organized chronologically, the book illuminates the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, as well as the influence of technology, social change, and commercial forces on the course of design history. The layout of each chapter reflects the style of the period it describes, and more than 550 illustrations throughout the volume provide a visual record of over one hundred years of creative achievement in the field. This edition includes a new chapter on nineteenth-century design, and expanded sections on Swiss Style, Postmodernism, and contemporary design.

Sources in Chinese History

Diverse Perspectives from 1644 to the Present


Author: David G. Atwill,Yurong Y. Atwill

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132330893

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1385

The format of Sources in Chinese History assumes the use of outside readings or a textbook, but for the more adventurous it could also be used as a standalone sourcebook. Each chapter begins with a short introductory essay that examines a key event, personage, or theme from the period covered by the chapter. In addition, the authors have selected perspectives that help to orient the student to the issues, trends and challenges of each particular period, and hope that the different viewpoints presented will lead students to rethink the way in which historical events are commonly understood.


From Imperial Capital to Olympic City


Author: Lillian M. Li,Alison Dray-Novey,Haili Kong

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230605275

Category: History

Page: 321

View: 2885

From its founding to its current attempts to be recognized as a major international city, the history of Beijing is a fascinating journey. Three experts in Chinese history take readers along for the ride, showing the city's evolution from Kublai Khan's seat of power to the capital of the Ming Dynasty up to today. Beijing explores how the city is adjusting to the skyrocketing growth of the Chinese economy and its preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The authors highlight the controversial destruction of Beijing's historic districts and the construction of Olympic venues. Vivid maps, paintings, and photographs detail the more than 600-year evolution of this unique and vibrant city.

A Bitter Revolution

China's Struggle with the Modern World


Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192806055

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 3986

China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. By the 1920s, the world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Mitter explores the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising.

A New History of India


Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195166781

Category: History

Page: 530

View: 5465

Chronicles over four thousand years of India's history, from the settlement of the Indus Valley to twenty-first-century growth of population, economy, and industry.

Imperial China 900-1800


Author: Frederick W. Mote

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674012127

Category: History

Page: 1106

View: 2570

This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period. A senior scholar of this epoch, F. W. Mote highlights the personal characteristics of the rulers and dynasties and probes the cultural theme of Chinese adaptations to recurrent alien rule. No other work provides a similar synthesis: generational events, personalities, and the spirit of the age combine to yield a comprehensive history of the civilization, not isolated but shaped by its relation to outsiders. This vast panorama of the civilization of the largest society in human history reveals much about Chinese high and low culture, and the influential role of Confucian philosophical and social ideals. Throughout the Liao Empire, the world of the Song, the Mongol rule, and the early Qing through the Kangxi and Qianlong reigns, culture, ideas, and personalities are richly woven into the fabric of the political order and institutions. This is a monumental work that will stand among the classic accounts of the nature and vibrancy of Chinese civilization before the modern period.


A History


Author: John Keay

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 0465025188

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1797

An authoritative history of five millennia of Chinese history

China in World History


Author: Paul S. Ropp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199798761

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 651

Here is a fascinating compact history of Chinese political, economic, and cultural life, ranging from the origins of civilization in China to the beginning of the 21st century. Historian Paul Ropp combines vivid story-telling with astute analysis to shed light on some of the larger questions of Chinese history. What is distinctive about China in comparison with other civilizations? What have been the major changes and continuities in Chinese life over the past four millennia? Offering a global perspective, the book shows how China's nomadic neighbors to the north and west influenced much of the political, military, and even cultural history of China. Ropp also examines Sino-Indian relations, highlighting the impact of the thriving trade between India and China as well as the profound effect of Indian Buddhism on Chinese life. Finally, the author discusses the humiliation of China at the hands of Western powers and Japan, explaining how these recent events have shaped China's quest for wealth, power and respect today, and have colored China's perception of its own place in world history.