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A Short History of China : From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse - Gordon Kerr

A Short History of China

From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse

Paperback Published: 24th January 2013
ISBN: 9781842439685
Number Of Pages: 160

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From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country

An absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, this book tells the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors, and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and complex nation. It describes the amazing technological advances that China's scientists and inventors made many hundreds of years before similar discoveries in Europe. It also investigates the Chinese view of the world and examines the movements, aspirations, and philosophies that molded it and, in so doing, created the Chinese nation. Finally, the book examines the dramatic changes of the last few decades and the emergence of China as an economic and industrial 21st-century superpower.

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'Factual and even-handed, Kerr presents a fair-minded introduction of basic Chinese history.' Booklist

ISBN: 9781842439685
ISBN-10: 1842439685
Series: Short History
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 24th January 2013
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.21

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