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2013 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Graphic Novel (Drama/Documentary), and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) 2012 Finalist in Graphic Novels (Adult Nonfiction). “The labyrinth of Chinese history, with its dynasties and gigantic land mass, can put off the adventurer to this exotic land. We need help to explore and explai 2013 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Graphic Novel (Drama/Documentary), and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) 2012 Finalist in Graphic Novels (Adult Nonfiction). “The labyrinth of Chinese history, with its dynasties and gigantic land mass, can put off the adventurer to this exotic land. We need help to explore and explain how this country came to be. Liu Jing has already provided guides to the earlier history of this country with his illustrated comic books. He continues to lead us on this expedition to discover what historical treasures lie beneath the dust of Chinese history. In this volume we discover the vibrant life of the middle period of the China story -- the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties. This formative period was racked by wars, but at the same time, and as we watch in these pages, it produced innovation, commerce, and cultural accomplishments that defined the Chinese nation. Dive into the history of this period. You will not be disappointed.” -- David M Jacobson, historian, quarter-century resident of China, foreign expert for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Northeast Normal University, and co-founder of SinoFile Information Services, Ltd. 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)


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2013 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Graphic Novel (Drama/Documentary), and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) 2012 Finalist in Graphic Novels (Adult Nonfiction). “The labyrinth of Chinese history, with its dynasties and gigantic land mass, can put off the adventurer to this exotic land. We need help to explore and explai 2013 Independent Publishers Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Graphic Novel (Drama/Documentary), and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) 2012 Finalist in Graphic Novels (Adult Nonfiction). “The labyrinth of Chinese history, with its dynasties and gigantic land mass, can put off the adventurer to this exotic land. We need help to explore and explain how this country came to be. Liu Jing has already provided guides to the earlier history of this country with his illustrated comic books. He continues to lead us on this expedition to discover what historical treasures lie beneath the dust of Chinese history. In this volume we discover the vibrant life of the middle period of the China story -- the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties. This formative period was racked by wars, but at the same time, and as we watch in these pages, it produced innovation, commerce, and cultural accomplishments that defined the Chinese nation. Dive into the history of this period. You will not be disappointed.” -- David M Jacobson, historian, quarter-century resident of China, foreign expert for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Northeast Normal University, and co-founder of SinoFile Information Services, Ltd. 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)

59 review for Understanding China through Comics, Volume 3

  1. 5 out of 5

    Athena

    *I received this book through the Goodreads first reads giveaway program* Already knowing quite a bit about China's history, I am probably not the intended audience for this series of books. That being said, I thought that the book was well done - perfect for anyone (from school children to adults) looking for a starting point to jump into learning about Chinese history.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Alice

    See my review of Volume 1.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen

    A graphic account of Chinese history. If you've been around here for a while, you know that I always wanted to study Chinese history, and got a little bitter because I couldn't ever take a class on it. Well, Jing Liu heard my cries of woe and answered them with this. The actual series is called Understanding China Through Comics, and it's informative and easily understood. I'm really enjoying learning about China so far! Now, this is very outline history-- there's no way you could cov A graphic account of Chinese history. If you've been around here for a while, you know that I always wanted to study Chinese history, and got a little bitter because I couldn't ever take a class on it. Well, Jing Liu heard my cries of woe and answered them with this. The actual series is called Understanding China Through Comics, and it's informative and easily understood. I'm really enjoying learning about China so far! Now, this is very outline history-- there's no way you could cover more than two thousand years of history in a hundred and sixty-eight pages otherwise-- but that's exactly what I need, a sort of fleshed-out timeline that will give me a handle on the overall story before I can dive in deeper. If you, like me, are annoyingly ignorant of Chinese history, this series is a great place to start.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pedrobravo

    Not bad for a primer to get in touch with China history. Very light and easy to read, although, of course, very superficial and summarized. Too bad that I can't find the last book in kindle format...

  5. 4 out of 5

    wildct2003

    Third volume in the series of Understanding China Through Comics is just as good as the first two. Highly recommended. Read as "Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity"

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