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An Outline History of China (China Knowledge Series) (Foreign Languages Press)

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This book combines, in one volume, the English editions of An Outline History of China, published in 1982, and An Outline History of China 1919-1949, published in 1993.

In the autumn of 1997, the History of China in Chinese containing 22 sections bound in 12 volumes, of which I was chief editor, was completed. Mr. Wu Canfei, an editor at the Foreign Languages Press (FLP) i

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Paperback, 565 pages
Published 1982 by Distributed by China Publications Centre
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Kane Faucher
Aug 01, 2013 Kane Faucher is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far, Mr Shouyi moves briskly through dynasty after dynasty (I'm currently at the golden age of the Tang after the confusing splintering of the Eastern Han dynasty that resulted in the three kingdoms, and then the sixteen states. For those not exactly familiar with the geography of China, it can prove a somewhat confusing read (my copy does have a fold-out map, but it would be of some benefit to have a map with key cities/players intercalated throughout - my method has been to keep the ...more
Michael
Oct 23, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
By far the best book I've read on a background history of china !
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