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China to 1850: A Short History

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By the author of the highly acclaimed China's Imperial Past and written in the same lively style, this is a distillation of what every general reader and beginning student should know about the history of traditional Chinese civilization. It weaves together chronologically all aspects of Chinese life and culture, broadly surveying general history, socioeconomic organizatio ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published June 1st 1978 by Stanford University Press
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Teagan Potter
Oct 01, 2015 Teagan Potter rated it did not like it
I read this book as a textbook for my Chinese History class. Unfortunately, it was weekly reading. I have fallen asleep countless times reading this because it is just an onslaught of facts upon facts. The subject switches so incredibly fast, making it hard and uninteresting to follow. I am actually sad to say this, but I wish it was longer so I could have more time to absorb the information. This is probably the most uninteresting text I have had to read for college yet.
Nov 24, 2011 Ensiform rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, china
This book, in 150 pages, sails through almost 4000 years of civilization in the Far East. Through this whirlwind, Hucker’s thesis --- that Chinese history is dominated by three themes: southern expansion, invasion from the north, and cycles of unity and disunity --- comes through. Every detail intrigued me, but the glosses of the Warring States Era (403-221 BC), the Three Kingdoms Era (220-280) and Kubilai Khan’s reign (1260-94) during the Yüan dynasty especially interested me. Hucker also said ...more
Marsha Altman
Aug 16, 2014 Marsha Altman rated it really liked it
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Pretty good for a book on all of Chinese history to 1850 that's only 157 pages. You don't get much more concise than that.
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