There is a newly expanded edition of this book.
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)
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Liu Jing was born and raised in the era of opening-up Beijing. He 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 his native country. With this English comic book about Chinese history, Liu Jing 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.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro MOLI, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 983830819
Descrizione libro MOLI, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110983830819