Understanding China through Comics: Volume 1: The Yellow Emperor through the Han Dynasty (ca. 2697 BC - 220 AD)

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The Understanding China through Comics series will be re-published by Stone Bridge Press. New editions will come out starting in 2016. Stay updated by joining facebook.com/UnderstandingChinaThroughComics

Post-70s Chinese artist and entrepreneur, Liu Jing, puts China's 5,000-year history into a unique, easy-to-read comic book format -- a must for anyone seeking to understand what China is and where it came from.  

Scouring pre-liberation historical accounts, the author takes readers deep into the world of mythical ancestors, influence brokers, emperors, and individuals whose ideas resonate among the Chinese today.

  This book seeks to answer questions posed by new readers and old China hands alike:  

* What makes the Chinese 'Chinese'?
* How have the Chinese people and their culture evolved and changed over the millennia?
* Why do Chinese appear genetically wired to think there should be a single, unified China?
* Are Chinese people religious? 

The first of a three volume set, Understanding China through Comics Vol.1 begins with the Yellow Emperor and the birth of Chinese civilization and continues through the end of the Han Dynasty -- which set the course for the culture, philosophies, and politics that still dominate China today. 
New perspectives on Chinese history help explain complicated chains-of-events and uncover the driving forces behind the critical changes that shaped China. Research spans classic Chinese texts and contemporary historical works, including: 'Records of the Grand Historian' by Sima Qian, the father of Chinese history; 'History of China' by pre-liberation historian Wang Tongling; 'The General History of China' by his contemporary Lü Simian; 'The Analects' of Confucius; and historical information embedded in ancient Chinese paintings.

 Understanding China through Comics includes 4 volumes:
Volume 1: The Yellow Emperor through the Han Dynasty (ca. 2697 BC - 220 AD)
Volume 2: The Three Kingdoms through the Tang Dynasty (220 - 907)
Volume 3: The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms through the Yuan Dynasty under Mongol rule (907 - 1368)
Volume 4: The Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911)

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About the Author:

Born and raised in opening-up era Beijing, Jing Liu is a successful Chinese artist and entrepreneur who works regularly with international clients and has made many friends through his work and travels inside and outside of his native country.

With this, the first and only English comic book about general Chinese history, Jing Liu hopes to put China into its historical context: for his newborn son, his friends both near and far, and for anyone who has even a passing interest in understanding what China is and from whence it came.

Review:

The Understanding China through Comics series will be re-published by Stone Bridge Press. New editions will come out starting in 2016. Stay updated by joining facebook.com/UnderstandingChinaThroughComics
2013 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Graphic Novel (Drama/Documentary), and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) 2012 Finalist in Graphic Novels (Adult Nonfiction).

"Trying to disentangle, let alone understand, the long history of China is not for the faint of heart. Liu Jing has done us a great service in his Understanding China through Comics. Not only has he made China's history accessible to us, but he has done so with both wit and charm. On top of that, he has offered us lively visual and concrete vignettes that stick in the mind, mapping pivotal events in space and time." - David M Jacobson, historian, foreign expert for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Northeast Normal University, and co-founder of SinoFile Information Services, Ltd.

"Great way to learn about China's vast history!"
- Amy Tan, New York Times Bestselling Author and award winning novelist of 'The Joy Luck Club'

"The history of China has taken a new form as a graphic novel." - Link TV

Understanding China through Comics was featured on BBC newsnight: Jeremy Paxman on China's 'grand ambitions'

"It is certainly a fascinating look at Chinese history, and doing it in comics has certainly made it more accessible to people, especially for the western world." - Radio Australia

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