Friday, June 24, 2011

From Yao to Mao: 5000 years of Chinese History

From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History (The Great Courses Lectures)

This is an 18 hour course on the history of China. It is a great rapid-fire introduction to Chinese History. However, it is difficult to keep all the names and dynasties straight. The lecturer spends some time covering the west's interaction with China. However, the focus is primarily on China as seen through their own eyes, not as seen by western eyes. Thus, it does't get bogged down in some important "western" encounters.

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