A comparative history of Chinese and Western Civilization from the dawn of agriculture to the dawn of modernity in Europe, China and the West to 1600 explores the factors that led to the divergent evolution of two major cultures of the ancient world, and considers how the subsequent developments saw one culture cling to tradition even as the other failed to do so, inadvertently setting the stage for the birth of the Modern Era. An accessible and inventive comparative history, suitable for all students at the college level as well as general readers Compares the history of Chinese civilization with Western civilization from the rise of agriculture to the dawn of the modern period Explores the ways in which Western failures in the Middle Ages after the Roman Empire’s collapse, and China’s successes in the same period, laid the groundwork for each culture’s divergent path in the modern period Makes meaningful connections between cultures and over time, through the use of themes such as agriculture, philosophy, religion, and warfare and invasion Bridges the gap between antiquity and modernity, looking at many factors of the global Middle Ages that influenced the development of the modern world Features a timeline, ?maps, endnotes, and complete index 此次合作后，编辑与负责人反馈优秀的话，能与新华出版社长期合作，稿费会相应提高。 项目期限：待定 试译期限：2016年7月20日之前。 译文数量：约为20万汉字。 译者数量：2人。 对译者要求： 1. 以试译稿的质量为核心选取指标。 2. 最好有相关书籍的翻译经验或哲学、历史学学位。此两属性若至少有一符合，请在试译稿中加上相关说明 如果有任何其他问题，请发邮件至jianghaoqian@yeeyan.com质询。
Steven Wallech is the senior Professor of World History at Long Beach City College. He developed the world history program there, integrated the world history curriculum with Community Colleges and Universities throughout California, and has authored Synopsis of World History: A Study in Culture and World History and Comparative Cultures: A Thematic Analysis . Craig Hendricks is Professor of history at Long Beach City College. He has written on Latin America for history journals and edited four books of American social history readings. Touraj Daryaee was born in Tehran, Iran. His elementary and secondary schooling took place in Tehran, Iran, and Athens, Greece. Daryaee took his Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. He specializes in the history and culture of Ancient Persia. He has written many articles for scholarly journals.