Common Knowledge About Chinese History (REVISED ED.) by Overseas Chinese Affairs OfficeThis book is dual language, English and Chinese, and as such is easier than the previous Chinese history book I finished reading. I would definitely recommend it to intermediate learners who are wanting material to practice. The book is let down a little by the English translation, and the fact that it takes the most common views of Chinese history, many of which have been disputed in modern scholarship. But it is good for learning vocabulary and practising reading. The last third was the most uninteresting for me as from 1840 on it was mostly just military history rather than social or cultural history. It is very biased, with no mention of the cultural revolution or anything, just male politicians and their importance. European and Americans are (rightly) imperialistic powers, but then when it comes to Chinese colonies, these are all part of China. The Imperial history is a bit better, with emphasis on cultural achievement as well, though this also tends to be quite biased towards the men and what it thinks westerners will be interested in. Id recommend this for very good language practice, not for learning about Chinese history.
Common Knowledge about Chinese History
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A concise history of China from the pre-Qin period to the return of Hong Kong and Macao, complete with visual aids, including charts and photographs, to help track the place in time from each section. When considering China, it is impossible to separate the culture, geography and history from one another. As a collection these books give readers a well-rounded understanding of Chinas past and present, supplying them with common knowledge of this fascinating country. Read more Read less. Amazon Global Store US International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store.
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What is the first name that comes to mind when talking about the most populated country, an ancient civilization which boasts of one of the wonders of the world, , a culture which stands the test of time and whose inventions speak volumes about its modernity? Indeed the country is China. Chinese history is divided into dynasties, each one of which is marked by a period of rule by the emperors. The first emperor of China was from the Qin dynasty which began in B. C while the last emperor was overthrown in The Great Wall of China was built in between — B. C by Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China.