China Simplified: History Flashback

An Entertaining Journey Through the Past to Better Understand Modern China
Narrated by: Stewart Lee Beck
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: History, Asia
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Publisher's Summary

Gain valuable insights into today’s China with this unique exploration of Chinese history - the revolutionary ideas of its most celebrated philosophers, the bold visions of its dauntless leaders, and the pivotal events that shaped the modern nation.

Praise for History Flashback:

"A delightful romp through 5,000 years of Chinese history." (Andrew Browne, China columnist, The Wall Street Journal)

"A clean, clear line to the main developments in China's history... entertaining and enlightening.” (James Fallows, The Atlantic)

"Makes five millenniums of Chinese civilization accessible to readers of all levels.” (James B. Heimowitz, president, China Institute)

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Bringing the World Together

History Flashback is an enjoyable and practical way to better understand Chinese history. Now more than ever we need this historical enlightenment to go beyond just what we hear in the media about China. As global citizens living in an increasingly interconnected world, it is so important to have a better understanding of and empathy for not only the things that divide us, but also for the things that bring us together.

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Like history to my ears

China is no longer rising. It's risen. If it rises further it will be above on a balcony looking down at other nations.

With that, I read this book wanting to know the historical background to China's development. What binds all the people that live in the middle kingdom that we call "Chinese"? Who was China's most influence emperor? What led to the collapse of the final Qing dynasty? What does Chinese history tell us about China's future and how does it shape foreign relations?

The book had chapters on all of these topics, and the narrative was engaging throughout.


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