China in World History (New Oxford World History)

China in World History (New Oxford World History)

Paul S. Ropp


here's a attention-grabbing compact historical past of chinese language political, financial, and cultural lifestyles, starting from the origins of civilization in China to the start of the twenty first century. Historian Paul Ropp combines vibrant story-telling with astute research to make clear a few of the greater questions of chinese language heritage. what's unique approximately China compared to different civilizations? What were the main adjustments and continuities in chinese language existence during the last 4 millennia? delivering a world viewpoint, the ebook indicates how China's nomadic acquaintances to the north and west motivated a lot of the political, army, or even cultural background of China. Ropp additionally examines Sino-Indian kinfolk, highlighting the influence of the thriving alternate among India and China in addition to the profound influence of Indian Buddhism on chinese language existence. eventually, the writer discusses the humiliation of China by the hands of Western powers and Japan, explaining how those fresh occasions have formed China's quest for wealth, strength and appreciate this day, and feature coloured China's conception of its personal position in global history.

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