Haiwang Yuan served as an associate editor of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China (2009); he was a major contributor to the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (Routledge, 2004) and Theories and Practices of American Libraries in the Twenty-First Century (Beijing Library Press, 2007). He is the author of Princess Peacock: Tales from the Other Peoples of China (Libraries Unlimited, 2008), The Magic Lotus Lantern and Other Tales from the Han Chinese (Libraries Unlimited, 2006), Virtual Libraries Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Huayi, Beijing, 2002), and co-author of Celebrate Chinese New Year, Holidays around the World Series (National Geographic, 2009). Over two dozen of Yuan s professional articles have appeared in international, national, and regional journals.
Great first book for an overview of the history of China. Easy to follow, and of course want to read a more detailed one later. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pascal
If you visit China for business or pleasure -- this is a great read to start your preparation to understand some basics of this very old and sophisticated society.Published 7 months ago by David
Excellent reading.China and USA will be THE relationship for the next 1000 years. Let us hope we mature enough towards adulthood. We seem to be about ten years old now. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Charles D. Lelly
I was disappointed with this book, although I tried to assess it in a favourable light. Too skimpy (yes, yes, I know it is just a very short introduction, I complain about the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Fernando F. Aransay
A rather good synpnosis in limited pages on the vast history of China. The writer has a reasonably neutral position to look at the politics and philosophy of the Chinese. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tom