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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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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Vivilization. Written with an elegant and flowing narrative, the essential 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.

My general familiarity with the broad outline of Chinese history helped, but I know there are details I missed because I simply didn’t understand it well enough. The usual story of continual movements of peoples and leaders, power shifts with frequent incursions by Aug 31, Daniel hisgory it.

Enough that I imagine that it would serve well as a graduate program text book. The account of the nineteenth century is particularly vivid. This is particularly true in the ancient period, which is the period I’m teaching on along with the mediaeval. No eBook available Amazon. Account Options Sign in.

The conquering civilizatikn 6. Business and bureaucracy in a Chinese city: But that is no comparison to what is in this one book. May 28, S. Books by Jacques Gernet. Cambridge University Press Amazon.

The tone, chinfse general, is the standard detached academic tone for much of the book.


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A History of Chinese Civilization. Lindel rated it liked it Jan 11, Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. In particular, his Marxist sympathies are always in the background.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It is fascinating to try and understand. When jcques inthis translation of Professor Jacques Gernet’s masterly survey of the ggernet and culture of China was immediately welcomed by critics and readers. Not really, at any rate. His collectivist, Marxist prejudices also render his explanation for China’s economic and technological stagnation in the late 19th Century completely unconvincing.

He also dismissed Confucius, although he seems to think that the later Confucian tradition to which he gives scant credit to the original teachings of Confucius was pretty good. Political, social, and economic changes; civilizatoon The transition to the Mandarin empire; Rise, evolution, and decline of the first centralized state: The disintegration of the traditional economy and society; Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It is mindboggling how China fell from such a power to oc third world country at the mercy of multiple foreign powers.

He covers art and economics, politics and religion, with a refreshing equanimity. The translation from the French is amazingly fluent and makes the book a good read. Want to Read saving…. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to gegnet updates through seller support?

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Chiinese. 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.

This was hard for me to get my mind around. I picked this book up because I’m teaching a World Civilizations course in the fall and felt I needed to ot a bit deeper into the history of China because this will be one of my go-to civilizations for the course.

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It shifts as we reach the late 19th century to include much more outrage at the civilizatoon of China by the Western powers and Japan from the s on.

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For example, it would have been interesting to know the Chinese equivalent of the ethnic group “Sogdian”, or the Chinese name of Matteo Ricci. Consequently it took me all of 9 months to complete the civilizatioj of the book which was considerably longer than I had planned. Though I do not doubt Gernet’s scholarship, which in this book is wide-ranging and often in depth, the book suffers firstly from a sometimes over-specialisation on certain matters such as devoting several pages to the intricacies of Tang dynasty horse-breeding and a startling lack of work on post China.

Looking for beautiful books? Product details Paperback Publisher: It gave me a greater appreciation for the Industrial Revolution in the Western World. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Of course, histiry any scholarly survey, he simply doesn’t have chijese time and space it is already over pages long to go into tremendous detail which is a challenge for a non-specialist like myself.

In particular, he offers a complete whitewash of the ” Flowers Movement” and the “Great Leap Forward”. From the Archaic Monarchy to the Centralized State: Limited by book-burning by First Emperor, a couple hiwtory thousand years ago.