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The hugely enlarged third edition won the Stanislas Julien Prize for In the fourth edition the entire work has been corrected and updated and many sections rewritten. Fifteen years in the making, Chinese History introduces students to different types of transmitted, excavated, and artifactual sources from prehistory to the twenty-first century. 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.

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In this latest edition, now in a bigger format, its scope has been dramatically enlarged by the addition of one million words of new text. Twelve years in the making, the new manual introduces students to different 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.

Twelve years in the making, the new manual introduces students to different types of transmitted, excavated, and artifactual sources from prehistory to the twentieth century. 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. 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.

Books 10 13 present primary and secondary sources chronologically by period. Book 14 is on historical bibliography. Electronic resources are covered throughout. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Chinese History: A New Manual

Since publication of the first edition in , Chinese History: A Manual has become an indispensable guide to researching the civilization and history of China. Updated through January , the second edition discusses some 4, primary, secondary, and reference works, an increase of 1, titles over the first edition. The temporal coverage has been expanded to include the Republican period; sections on nonverbal salutations, weights and measures, money, and furniture have been added; the chapters on language, etymology, people, geography, chronology, warfare, leishu , food, and the Chinese world order have been thoroughly revised; and the subject index has been enlarged to include 2, technical terms. This book is essential for any sinologist or academic working on China. Wilkinson outlines key historical themes and matters such as understanding Chinese names, weights and measures, currency, time

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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. The New Manual introduces students to different types of transmitted, excavated, and artifactual sources from prehistory to the twenty-first century. 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 and digital resources. During postings in Tokyo, Brussels, Bangkok, and Beijing he continued to research and publish on Chinese history and on Japan. After serving as EU Ambassador to China and Mongolia he returned to academe to write Chinese history: A new manual, the third edition of which was awarded the Stanislas Julien Prize for Updated throughout with more than pages of new material and reset in easily readable fonts, the Fifth Edition of Wilkinson's Manual is the indispensable guide for Sinologists of all stripes. A monumental achievement!

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The New Manual lists and describes published, excavated, artifactual, and archival sources from pre-history to the twenty-first century, as well as selected up-to-date scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, and Western languages. Detailed annotations evaluate reference and research tools and outline the 25 ancillary disciplines required for the study of Chinese history. 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. Since its first appearance in a preliminary version in , Wilkinson's manual has been continuously in print selling on average copies a year. During this time it has grown from 70, words to its current size of 1, pages and over 1. The author has kept it up to date by issuing numerous revised editions, each enlarging its scope. In an interview with Carla Nappi, an historian of China at the University of British Columbia , Wilkinson discussed his experience in the field and the book's background.

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