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by S.A.M. Adshead

  • Author: S.A.M. Adshead
  • ISBN: 033362131X
  • ISBN13: 978-0333621318
  • ePub: 1183 kb | FB2: 1650 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2Rev Ed edition (November 1994)
  • Pages: 432
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 231
  • Format: txt mobi lit docx
China in World History ePub download

China in World History. Authors: Adshead, S A M, Dutta-Flanders, Reshmi. World Within a World: China in the Enlightenment, 1650 to 1833.

China In World History. World Apart: China in Antiquity, 200 BC to 400 AD. Pages 1-53.

China in world history Samuel Adrian Miles Adshead Metin Parçacığı . S. A. M. Adshead is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The theme of the book is China's relations with the non-Chinese world, not only political . It seeks to show that China's history is part of everyone's history.

China in World History, S A M Adshead. Варианты приобретения. Modern Chinese history told from a Buddhist perspective restores the vibrant, creative role of religion in postimperial China.

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M In fact, this is more a book about world history than about China per se.

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I enjoyed reading this book as much as I did "Perilous Passage"(of India)by Bagchi. Incidentally both books were recommended personally by historians at Duke University in separate occasion after they had found out my particular interest in the global history.
I'm grateful for this book, as I threw away my four years of Chinese History lecture notes years ago. Each one hour lecture took four hours to type up, as they were packed full of fact, mixed with compelling, and revealing conclusions.

I know I will refer to this work often for many years to come, a brilliant introduction to China, and History, if you are looking for one.

Even if you are familar with other works touching on this theme, you will continue to find this a generous banquet.

One is grateful for an historian who neglected to attend departmental meetings, and simply got on with the job. An inspiring read.
I don't know whether it was because I was in more familiar territory reading this book or whether it was because the author was in more familiar territory writing it, but I enjoyed this book much more than Inner Asia in World History -- although the author still annoys me with two bad habits: he throws around ten-dollar words like candy at a parade, and he bombards you with obscure references until your mind simply evaporates under the strain of trying to keep up with them.

This guy is an idea man. He's not very good at explaining the details he assaults you with, but he is a master at connecting the dots between various historical eras and venues. And not just the major dots either, but seemingly all of the tiny dots in between. In fact, this is more a book about world history than about China per se.

Just a couple of examples. On page 296 he references a letter by a French priest describing the labor process in the manufacture of Chinese porcelain and cites it as a possible source for Adam Smith's concept of the "division of labor." Then on page 371 he cites an account of drilling for brine in Sichuan province as a possible source for the first commercial drilling of oil in Pennsylvania. And these aren't just isolated examples. It seems like every page contains one or two of these surprising little revelations.

Which leads to an obvious question: Can one man really know so much about seemingly everything that has happened in the last two or three millenia? Either this man has one of the most brilliant minds in the world or he is an utter sham. But since I can't point my finger at anything to prove he is a sham -- and in some of the areas he covers I do have more than just a passing knowledge -- I have to conclude that it is more likely the former. Here is this incredibly expansive mind who apparently spent his life hidden away in New Zealand.

This is not a book for the intellectually faint, but if you want to see how history could be done, indeed should be done (minus the irritating habits pointed out above), this is a book that is worth the read. And if you are a graduate student in world history -- any area of world history -- looking for a topic for your thesis, I can't think of a better place to start.
I was originally attracted by the title of the book, but when I browsed through the first chapter a couple of years ago, I became skeptical of its structure, which seemed to be a Procrustes' bed. How could one fit such a broad subject in such a nice way? Recently I started to read it more carefully, because I planned to write on the same subject. I cannot put this book down. I have not been impressed by an author's erudition, originality, insights, and wisdom for a long time. Among numerous experts, I count Adshead among a mere handful of masters. This book has a huge impact on me. On the one hand, it will make it difficult for me to come up with better things to say; on the other, it will guide my research and inspire my interests. No doubt, I will quote him in the future. I had never written a review on the Amazon, but when I realized that he is an emeritus professor, I thought that I would be remiss if I did not express my appreciation for his work. Thank you, Prof. Adshead!
Adshead covers, from a Sinocentric perspective, much of the history and sociology of Eurasia over the last three or four millenia in one of the most succinctly argued books I've ever read. You'll find one or two jaw-dropping insights on every page.
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