Understanding China through Comics, Volume...

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Author  Jing Liu
Publisher  MOLI
Publication Date   April 26, 2012
ISBN  0983830835
Pages  194

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The Understanding China through Comics series will be re-published by Stone Bridge Press. New editions will come out starting in 2016. Stay updated by joining facebook.com/UnderstandingChinaThroughComics

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).

Post-70s Chinese artist and entrepreneur, Liu Jing, continues his comic series of China's 5,000-year history in Understanding China through Comics.

This second volume paints a vivid picture in answer to such questions as:

* What are the origins of the ethnic Chinese?
* Are Chinese people religious?
* What are the major Chinese cultural heritages and how were they created?
* What was China like when a centralized government fell and the empire was divided among several regional states?
* When people talk about "China's great restoration" and China reclaiming its place as a world superpower, what are they referring to?
* Why is there such a strong drinking tradition at Chinese business banquets?

Understanding China through Comics Vol. 2 begins with the massive wars during China's Age of Division and continues through the end of the Tang Dynasty -- a period in which different races, religions and philosophies come together. They fight and learn from each other, sparking new ideas and creating a new culture which continues to define the Chinese today.

New perspectives on Chinese history help explain complicated chains-of-events and uncover the driving forces behind the critical changes that shaped China. Research spans classic Chinese texts and contemporary historical works, including: 'Records of the Grand Historian' by Sima Qian, the father of Chinese history; 'History of China' by pre-liberation historian Wang Tongling; 'The General History of China' by his contemporary Lü Simian; 'The Analects' of Confucius; and historical information embedded in ancient Chinese paintings.

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 - 1912)

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