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Grousset setsout to delineate 3,000 years of Chinese culture with an unusually broad perspective and a sure eye for detail. This masterly analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese people, as revealed in their history, deserves to rank among the significant contributions to international understanding. Here is a well-balanced outline history of China that emphGrousset setsout to delineate 3,000 years of Chinese culture with an unusually broad perspective and a sure eye for detail. This masterly analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese people, as revealed in their history, deserves to rank among the significant contributions to international understanding. Here is a well-balanced outline history of China that emphasizes the cultural achievements and delivers a sweep of the main developments of the society. The rich texture of this narrative is alsothe result of the author's subtle interweaving of cultural, political, and economic strands, explaining the influences of these factors on the arts and crafts of their times. Comparisons are drawn between Chinese culture and that of its contemporaries around the world. rMDNM_For example: Grousset likens the development of Chinese society with that of the North Americans in their conquest of immense stretches of virgin territory by a laboring people who found only semi-nomadic populations in...

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ISBN : 9781566190633
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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The Rise and Splendour of the Chinese Empire Reviews

  • Judith Bienvenu
    2018-12-22 09:26

    This was absolutely fascinating, and reads more like an enthralling political drama than history. I had no idea how complex, how many different dynasties had ruled China over the centuries. I really liked this one, and it made me wish I'd taken more history classes in college. Highly recommended.

  • Linda
    2018-12-22 09:13

    I originally read this at university and have just re-read it. It's full of insight and interesting perspectives, blending philosophy, military history, culture and social history - even if the author uses words such as 'barbarian' in ways that might be questioned had he written it today.

  • Kathe
    2018-12-25 04:24

    I read it first a long time ago. I've reread it at least once and may be due for another reading.