Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity by Jing Liu
The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the Yuan Dynasty (907–1368) (Understanding China Through Comics)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Still, the combination of silhouettes—often threatening, martial ones—with open-faced, expressively individualized figures of many social classes adds dramatic tension while neatly balancing the big-picture narrative. There’s a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

The third volume of the Understanding China Through Comics series, Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity, tells of the founding of the Song Dynasty and its attempts to reinvigorate a flagging economy and government while defending against invading barbarians and the eventual invasion of China by Genghis Khan and the Mongols.
 

About Jing Liu

See more books from this Author
Jing Liu is an artist and entrepreneur from Beijing, China. He is currently the Managing Director of Moli Design, a China-based design firm that counts the BBC, MasterCard, The Ford Foundation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and UNICEF among its many clients. Liu graduated from Beijing University of Technology with undergraduate degrees in industrial design and engineering, and a masters in international economics and trade. Division to Unification in Imperial China is his second book.
 
Published March 20, 2017 by Stone Bridge Press. 168 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Travel, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs.
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Good
on Mar 06 2017

Still, the combination of silhouettes—often threatening, martial ones—with open-faced, expressively individualized figures of many social classes adds dramatic tension while neatly balancing the big-picture narrative. There’s a lot to absorb even in this abbreviated form, but the visual approach lightens the load considerably.

Read Full Review of Barbarians and the Birth of C... | See more reviews from Kirkus

Rate this book!

Add Review