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China: Land of Dragons & Emperors


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  • China: Land of Dragons & Emperors 
    Title: China: Land of Dragons & Emperors
    Author: MAH ADELINE YEN
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $15.95
    Publishing status: Active

    A fascinating and personal insight into China's history, from the terracotta soldiers to Chairman Mao, from the Silk Road to the invention of gunpowder, written by an author famous around the world.
    Do you know why the opening time for the Beijing Olympics was set at 8.08 pm on 8 August 2008? Or what are the secrets guarded by the silent terracotta army inside the First Chinese Emperor's tomb?

    This book will introduce you to the most famous people and events in China during the last 2200 years. Meet the emperor who loved a woman too much, and the admiral whose fleet was so big it blocked out the sun. Discover the meaning of dragons, and why you should never give a Chinese man a green hat. Be amazed at China's many inventions, from silk, paper, printing and porcelain to crossbows, stirrups, matches, cast iron, steel and gunpowder.

    If knowledge acquired from history is the truest education, then this book is the best present I can give you.' Adeline Yen Mah



    ISBN: 9781741754674
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