Foundations of Chinese Civilization

Foundations of Chinese Civilization

The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE-220 CE)

Graphic Novel - 2016
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"For all ages, [this book in the series] covers China's early history in comic form, introducing philosophies like Confucianism and Daoism, the story of the Silk Road, famous emperors like Han Wudi, and the process of China's unification"--Provided by publisher
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Stone Bridge Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781611720273
1611720273
Branch Call Number: Y 931 Liu v.1
Characteristics: 158 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Apr 15, 2018

Basically Emperors usurped by popular uprising, aristocrats & court infighting between consort vs eunuchs in first volume. Geography & climate (low annual precipitation) caused hungry nomads to raid China throughout history. Volume also highlighted competing philosophies.
Took a star off because it lacked biography on where author/artist got his sources.

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wong_george_wl
Feb 02, 2018

if you feel that:

Chinese history is recorded and interpreted differently from western history,

and if you are curious then this book can wet your appetite,

it uses graphics to feed your imagination when English words cannot,

its short comings are, its graphics are not in the style of Disney or computer animation.

but it is better than nothing,

and you do want to fill your imagination will some animated chinese history don't you.
i know you are hungry your mind is under nourished,
there are animated stories of all human history , discoveries, innovations, the spiritual
progress of civilization, awaiting you in your library....

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wildct2003
Dec 14, 2017

Informative intro to early Chinese history.

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