Main Menu

China: A History (Hardcover)

Not currently shipping from publisher – Subject to future availability


An authoritative history of five millennia of Chinese history

About the Author

John Keay, formerly a special correspondent for The Economist, contributes regularly to the Sunday Telegraph, Times Higher Educational Supplement, and the Literary Review. The author of numerous books, including the classic India: A History, he lives in Argyll, Scotland.

Praise for China: A History…

Library Journal
“Without sacrificing substance for brevity, Keay manages to illustrate China’s history very much as a narrative... Readers already interested in, or wishing newly to embark upon, Chinese history will adore this book. Highly recommended.”

Philadelphia Inquirer
China: A History marks a welcome advance… [Keay’s] touch is deft and faithful to the tenor of the debates, especially those between archaeologists and literary scholars.”

Product Details ISBN-10: 0465015808
ISBN-13: 9780465015801
Published: Basic Books, 10/01/2009
Pages: 624
Language: English