Endymion Wilkinson Harvard University Press, East Asian Monographs, Endymion Wilkinson’s bestselling manual of Chinese history has. Endymion Wilkinson s bestselling manual of Chinese history has long been an indispensable guide to all those interested in the civilization and history of China. This thoroughly updated fourth edition of Endymion Wilkinson’s bestselling Chinese History: A New Manual introduces students to various transmitted.

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Because the writing of history has always played a central role in Chinese politics and culture, special attention is devoted to the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese historiography. Christian rated it it was amazing May 31, It also examines the context in which the sources were produced, preserved, and received, the problems of research and interpretation associated with them, and the best, most up-to-date secondary works.


Introductions to each of the 76 chapters and interspersed short essays give encyclopedic and often witty summaries of major topics for specialists and general readers, as well as directives on the uses of history and avoidance of error in thought and analysis.

The New Manual lists and describes published, excavated, artifactual, and archival sources from pre-history to the twenty-first xhinese, as well as selected up-to-date scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, and Western languages.

The author explains in the Preface the principal aims of the Fifth edition as being to introduce:. Books 1—9 present the sources by subject: From then on he worked on the New Manualcommuting between Harvard and Peking University where he was a visiting professor.


Chinese History : A New Manual 4th edition

Calligraphy, Painting, and Music The hugely enlarged third edition won the Stanislas Julien Prize for Even the author’s correct observation that the History of the Mingthe official history of the dynasty, places Taiwan in the section reserved for foreign countries was deleted page ; 3 anything showing Chinese people making fun of propaganda endykion page ; 4 any statistical estimate that differs from official statistics on sensitive issues was simply suppressed.

He did not know, he recalled, what to tell his graduate students about the Zhou or Shang dynasties, about which he felt his knowledge would hardly “fill an eye bath.

Marica Dell’Olio rated it it was amazing Mar 09, The Poetics of Sovereignty Jack W. Locating Secondary Sources Joseph marked it as to-read Feb 27, Books 10—12 present pre-history and the sources chronologically by dynasty or group of dynasties sources for the first half of the twentieth century are in book Adelaide marked it as to-read Nov 22, Pages to import images endymioj Wikidata Articles containing traditional Chinese-language text Articles created via the Article Wizard.

Chinese History: A New Manual by Endymion Porter Wilkinson

To see what your friends thought of this wilkisnon, please sign up. Guides and Encyclopaedias 9. Chris Gait is currently reading it Jun 10, The key secondary sources on questions of current focus and controversy in Chinese historical studies.


Christy marked it as to-read Aug 24, Shi rated it it was amazing Oct 08, A New Manual is not only a masterful scholarly endeavor, it is also happily a real page turner indeed, with captivating insights on every page.

Chinese History : A New Manual, Fourth Edition

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Hector marked it as to-read Nov 11, A New Manual 4th edition. Qin and Han To supply readers who are familiar with one period a springboard chinesr others with which they are less familiar. Anton The Nomad marked it as to-read Sep 22, Michael Luo marked it as to-read Sep 07, Book 14 is on historical bibliography.

Kathleen marked it as to-read Dec 14, Chinese History comprises fourteen book-length parts subdivided into a total of seventy-six chapters: