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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Philosophical and literary developments; Part XI. It’s no mean feat to condense years of civilisation into or so pages, and Gernet provides a surprisingly comprehensive chinees of the history of China. A History of Chinese Civilization is illustrated by a wide range of photographs, many maps, line drawings and tables.

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Due to the sparseness of available records and publication of archaeological data the coverage of the very early period to the end of the Warring States period was disappointingly brief.

As a result, I found it necessary to make extensive notes on people, places, events, and philosophical thought in order to fully understand what I was reading. The age of the principalities; 3. The usual story of continual movements of peoples and leaders, power shifts with frequent incursions by Business and bureaucracy in a Chinese city: However, it begins to fail when he covers modern China, where the text loses its objectivity and he largely glosses over the failures of the Maoist era he even called the Great Leap Forward, the resulting famine of which caused the loss of about 60 million lives, ‘an extraordinarily bold experiment’.

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 Vikings Classic Histories Series. I have a general sense now, but I don’t think I understand Chinese philosophy, art or religion.

I consider reading these books a smashing success. The account of the nineteenth century is particularly civilizatiln. Cambridge University PressMay 31, – History – pages.

A History of Chinese Civilization

Very good textbook, takes you from Confucius to Mao Tse Tung. Trivia About A History of Chin In addition, the bibliography could be further enlarged by including lists of contemporary Chinese and even Japanese works.

This is particularly true in intellectual history which is not my strong point in this area.

Written with an elegant and flowing narrative, the essential virtue of Jacques Gernet’s book is to see the history of Chinese civilization as a whole.

I find it more imposing to read about jjacques ancestors’ past and challenging as compared to same number of years learning and practicing English.

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Joan rated chinesr it was ok Jan 14, He presents it with clarity and erudition, so it holds together and is quite readable. Share your thoughts with other customers. It is a waste of time to look anything up in this index. This page book is in 11 parts chronologically arranged by dynasty and comprises 32 chapters in all. War and Peace 3 Volume Set. For example, it would have been interesting to know the Chinese equivalent of the ethnic group “Sogdian”, or the Chinese name of Matteo Ricci.

Indeed I didn’t get past the first one or two chapters. Jacquues, whereas Professor Hucker ends his book inProfessor Gernet devotes the final chapters of his book pages to the consequences of the economic and social decline of China from onwards, which resulted in the massive rebellions of the periodthe takeover of China by the nations of the West and Japan, and the establishment of civioization People’s Republic of China While this was not a reason I purchased this book, I did find it bernet helpful in understanding the reason for the success of Chinese Communist Party in founding the People’s Republic of China.

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Causes and consequences of the expansion; 7. However, the index is so atrocious as to be absolutely worthless.

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From Decline to Takeover: But little was explained about them. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He received his Doctor of Letters in A detailed and updated chronological table and full bibliography complement the text and the expanded index chinesw includes Chinese characters.

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Review quote ‘Gernet has accomplished with skill and vision one of scholarship’s most daunting tasks, the writing of a one-volume history of China. The beliefs limited change and pursuit of knowledge.

Far and away the most interesting period for me was the 19th century. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Gernet’s work avoids these pitfalls.

Limited by book-burning by First Emperor, a couple of thousand years ago.

This revised and updated edition includes a detailed chronology that has been updated througha new bibliography, and an expanded index that includes Chinese characters. Jacques Gernet is the author of “China and the Christian Impact: Learn more about Amazon Prime. What about Chinese culture predicated their popularity for thousands of years? I rery liake this book,and satisfied with the logistics of Amazon, I recive fhinese book only ten days.

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