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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Joan rated it it was ok Jan 14, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I had Chinese history course when I was a child in Chineese and Hong Kong for each year from 5th to 12th grade, which means study the Chinese history in greater detail each year.
This revised and updated edition includes a detailed chronology that has been updated througha new bibliography, and an expanded This book is an excellent hiistory for anyone, whether scholar or layman, who needs a quick reference guide to different periods in Chinese history.
Book ratings by Goodreads. It would be interesting to hear how well written it is in French, but the English is fine.
See all 11 reviews. This revised and updated edition makes it more useful for students and for the general chineae concerned with the broad sweep of China’s past.
Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. This is particularly true in the ancient period, which is the period I’m teaching on along with the mediaeval.
Far and away the most interesting period for me was the 19th century. Though I do not doubt Gernet’s scholarship, which in chinee book is wide-ranging and often in depth, the book suffers firstly from a sometimes over-specialisation on certain matters such as devoting The shipping is fast.
I found one of the most enjoyable features of the book to be Professor Gernet’s admiration for of the achievements of the people of China over the past years, and in particular, his description of the continuity gernrt improvements which have occurred to political administration, technological developments, and political and philosophical thought despite the many political upheavals and diverse origins of successive dynasties.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Jacques Gernet is the author of “China and the Christian Impact: Ole Chniese Snippet view – He taught Chinese language and culture at the Faculty of Arts from the Sorbonne infirst as a lecturer, then as professor from So many small happenings and circumstances conspired to destroy all that China had going for it.
War and Peace 3 Volume Set. Showing of 11 reviews. On many occasions I became confused as to what was the cause and what was the effect! The beginnings of modern China and the crisis gefnet the end of the Ming hcinese About Jacques Gernet When published inthis translation of Professor Jacques Gernet’s masterly survey of the history and culture of China was immediately welcomed by critics and readers.
The new world; A History of Chinese Civilization. How did they start? Limited by book-burning by First Emperor, a couple of thousand years ago.
A History of Chinese Civilization by Jacques Gernet
Common terms and phrases administration agricultural armies Buddhist Canton capital central Asia century B. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It arrives much ciivlization than expectation. Write a customer review. These cults started civil wars, and were a near constant source of unrest.
Cambridge University Press Amazon. Gernet’s work avoids these pitfalls. The transition to the Mandarin empire; Maybe next year I will tackle India.
The enlightened despots; From the Middle Ages to Modern Times: He presents it with clarity and eruditio I picked this book up because I’m teaching a Civilizatio Civilizations course in the fall and felt I needed to read a bit deeper into the history of China because this will be one of my go-to civilizations for the course.