Michael Wood. The Story of China
Майкъл Уд. История на Китай
Language: Bulgarian
Category: Sinology


   Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China producing a magisterial new book that combines a sweeping narrative of China's story with the stories of its people, the history of its landscape and commentary from his extensive travel journals. He begins with a look at China's prehistory--the early dynasties, the origins of the Chinese state, and the roots of Chinese culture in the teachings of Confucius. He looks at particular periods and themes that are being revaluated by historians now such as The Renaissance of the Song with its brilliant scientific discoveries. He offers a revaluation of the Qing Empire in the 18th century, just before the European impact, a time when China's rich and diverse culture was at its height. Wood takes a new look at the encounter with the West, the Opium Wars, clashes with the British and the extraordinarily rich debates in the late 19th century as to which path China should take to move forward into modernity.
   Finally, he brings the story up to today by giving readers a clear, current account of China post 1949 complete with a more balanced view of Mao based on newly-opened archives. In the final chapter, Wood considers the provocative question of when, if ever, China will rule the world. Michael Wood's The Story of China answers that question and is the indispensable book about the most intriguing and powerful country amassing power on the world stage today.

Table of contents



Пролог. Пекин, декември 1899 г.

1. Корени

2. Великата война на шанците

3. Небесният мандат

4. Първият император и обединението на Китай

5. Династия Хан

6. Величието на династия Тан

7. Упадък и разруха

8. Петте династии

9. Сунският ренесанс

10. Падането на Северна Сун

11. Южна Сун (1127–1279)

12. Династия Юен: Китай под управлението на Монголската империя

13. Династия Мин

14. Последните дни на династия Мин

15. Великата династия Цин: дългият XVIII век

16. Опиумните войни и Небесното царство Тайпин

17. Великата китайска революция (1850–1950)

18. Епохата на реформите: от Републиката до Мао

19. Възходът на новия Китай






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Publisher East–West Publishing
Language Bulgarian
Pages 544
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding hardback
ISBN 978-619-01-1441-3
Creation date 2024
Size 16 х 24 cm

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