The history has been received well in a number of places. One review brought forth this comment from Orville Schell,
- "...a stunning accomplishment in which, by recounting individual lives of members of his own clan, Mr. Ching brings to life the last nine centuries of Chinese history and culture as almost no other work in the English language has done".
And from John K. Fairbank's analysis of the work we have the following comments,
- " Ancestors is one of the most interesting clan studies thus far. Its graphic picture of how the old ruling class functioned makes it of value to historians as well as to the general reader."
Read more about this topic: Ancestors: 900 Years In The Life Of A Chinese Family
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