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China: A History

by John Keay

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India

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An accessible, authoritative single-volume narrative history of China, from the earliest times to the present day, that will both engage the general reader and challenge the horizons of the China specialist. Most histories of China appear to have been written by sinologists for sinologists. As China rejoins and perhaps comes to dominate our world order, the need for an authoritative yet engaging history is universally acknowledged. Modelled on the author's India: A History, China: A History is informed by a wide knowledge of the Asian context, an approach devoid of Eurocentric bias, and acclaimed narrative skills. Broadly chronological, the book presents a history of all the Chinas – including those regions (Yunnan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Mongolia, Manchuria) that account for two thirds of the People's Republic of China landmass but which barely feature in its conventional history. The book also examines the many non-Chinese elements in China's history – the impact of Buddhism, Islam and Christianity; the effects of trade; the nature of 'barbarian' invasion; the relevance of many imperial dynasties being of non-Chinese origin. Major archaeological discoveries in the last two decades afford a chance to flesh out and correct much of the written record. 'China: A History' will tell the epic story from the time of the Three Dynasties (2000-220 BC) to Chairman Mao and the current economic transformation of the country

Details of the book

Book :
China: A History
Book ID :
40557
Author :
John Keay
ISBN 13 :
9780007221783
Year of Publication :
2009
Publisher :
HarperCollins Publishers India
Binding :
Softcover
Pages :
512
Weight :
1 kg

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