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Excerpt Wednesday - "Division to Unification in Imperial China" by Jing Liu

Intern Intern - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

This week's excerpt comes from the second of four volumes in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Division to Unification in Imperial China: The Three Kingdoms to the Tang Dynasty (220–907), a book Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club, lauds as "a great way to learn about China's vast history!"

Author and artist Jing Liu uses strong ink art and a storyteller’s feel for pace and plot to depict storylines ranging from the political and economic to the cultural and personal. The result is a series of books that don’t simply recount China’s history but also leave readers with a nuanced understanding of the forces that shaped and continue to shape a great nation. Four volumes cover all the great dynasties, upheavals, population movements, and political alliances and rivalries from ancient times up to the modern age. Each volume includes a handy timeline.

Volume 2 explores one of China's more chaotic periods when Chinese culture flourished while civil wars and foreign invasions repeatedly thwarted attempts at unification:

To find out more about our Understanding China Through Comics series, click here.



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