General Chinese History (6 Titles) [History]

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LectorRecitator
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Post by LectorRecitator » July 15th, 2019, 3:47 am

01) A Little History Of China And A Chinese Story (1895) by Brebner, Alexander

https://archive.org/details/littlehistoryofc00brebiala/page/n6

02) History Of China (1898, New and Revised 2 Volume Edition) by Boulger, Demetrius Charles (1853–1928)

Volume 1: https://archive.org/details/b29352344_0001/page/n7
Volume 2: https://archive.org/details/b29352344_0002/page/n9

03) China (1898) by Boulger, Demetrius Charles (1853–1928) & Hazeltine, Mayo Williamson (1841–1909)

https://archive.org/details/cu31924023118999/page/n5
https://archive.org/details/chinadem00boul/page/n5
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6708

04) A Ηistory Οf China (1969, 3d Edition) by Eberhard, Wolfram (1909–1989)

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17695

05) Outline History Of China (1917, New and Revised Edition) by Gowen, Herbert Henry (1864–1960)

https://archive.org/details/outlinehistoryof00gowe/page/n6

06) History Of China (1897) by Williams, Samuel Wells (1812–1884)

https://archive.org/details/historyofchina00will_0/page/n7

Titles accompanied by ◄ are highly reccomended.

GENERAL NATIONAL HISTORIES

Histories Of The Nations by Oxford University Press: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75266
French: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75248
Scandinavian: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75597
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«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

Ariphron
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Post by Ariphron » July 28th, 2019, 10:53 pm

I'd be interested in BC and/or DPL for #2.

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Post by Ariphron » July 28th, 2019, 10:55 pm

What's the difference between #2 and 3? Same first author, same publication year.

LectorRecitator
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Post by LectorRecitator » July 29th, 2019, 2:03 pm

No. 2 is a revised edition of a 3 volume work, each published respectively in 1881, 1882 and 1884, offering an extensive and detailed examination of the subject.

"Fourteen years have elapsed since the publication of the third and concluding volume of this History. In that period the subject of the Chinese Empire and people has become of greater interest and more direct moment, not only to the English reader, but to the world.

It is gratifying to feel that the anticipations expressed on this head in the earlier work have been realized within so brief a period, while the more compact and convenient form in which the present revised edition makes its appearance will perhaps bring this full record of a most ancient and still-existing Empire within the reach of all who are concerned in the Far East."
(From Preface)

No. 3 is a different study published initially in 1898, offering a short and condensed treatment of the subject. In his dedication the author terms it as "A Short History Of China": https://archive.org/details/cu31924023118999/page/n7
«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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