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China Through the Dynasties

provides a quick introduction

to Chinese history in a simple and engaging manner.

Through the use of a conversational style of writing

and a generous spread of beautiful photographs and

illustrations, readers will find this an enjoyable read.

In this book, Chinese history is presented in a chronological

order, starting with the earliest human activities in China

and concluding with the end of the Qing dynasty. Most

chapters are divided into three sections: The Dynastic

Cycle, Social Development and Cultural Advancement. The

Dynastic Cycle section outlines the key historical events of

that period. The Social Development section summarizes

the political and economic development of Chinese society

in that particular period. The Cultural Advancement

section highlights each period’s cultural development and

achievements. Through this structured approach, readers

are given a broad and balanced view of each dynasty.

An English summary provided at the beginning of each

chapter gives readers a quick overview and highlights the

key points for that chapter. Pinyin and English definitions

are provided for difficult words.

China Through the Dynasties

中国文史浅说

Zhao Shouhui

赵守辉

, University of Bergen

Zhang Dongbo

张东波

, University of Exeter

BOOK

Simp, Pbk

9789814246675

中国文史浅说

》用简单的现代汉语,以通俗生动的方

式,深入浅出地把中国博大精深的古文化介绍给具有中

高级阅读能力的读者。本书把枯燥的史实和理论简单

化、故事化、生活化,使其适合海外读者的口味,然后

以口语化方式,配以精美插图,激发读者的兴趣,加深

记忆。

全书的结构安排,按历史年代的发展,起于中国境内最早的

人类活动,止于清朝,使学习者在较短的时间里,梳理一遍

中国文明发展的脉络。全书共分12章,每章分为上中下三

部。除第一、二、五章外,分别安排为“改朝换代”、“社

会发展”及“文化进步”,从而客观地呈现历史,便于读者

全面了解中国文化。

为了减轻语言难度,每章之前附加简明扼要的英文导引,正

文则附加段落提示句,并且穿插文化历史小故事,引发阅读

兴趣。在词句方面,则将长句繁句进行分解,删减生僻词

语,夹注拼音,并随文进行英文注释。

本书的另一个特色是图文并茂。全书配有上百幅图片,重要

的历史人物和场景跃然纸上,使读者充分感受到中国历史之

深厚、文化之灿烂、语言之优美。

《中国文史浅说》适合具有中、高级汉语水平的学

生,既可以作为教材使用,也可以作为课外读物。

另外,它也适合对中国历史文化有兴趣的普通读者,

既是一本轻松有趣的读物,也是随时可供查阅的参

考书。

While

China Through the Dynasties

is primarily planned

as an intermediate/advanced Chinese language course

material or as extra curriculum reading material, it can

also be a good read for the layman looking for an easier

way to digest Chinese history.