Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture.
Patricia Buckley Ebrey is Professor Emeritus of the Department of History at the University of Washington. She began studying Chinese language and history in the late 1960s, then went on to Columbia University where she earned her Ph.D.