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    DescriptionFrom the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship, a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous countryAn 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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    Title
    A Short History of China
    Subtitle
    From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Kerr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842439685
    ISBN 10: 1842439685
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    DC22: 951
    Libri: CHIN3020
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Abridged Dewey: 951
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15510
    DC23: 951
    LC classification: DS735 .K47 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHF
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Oldcastle Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    POCKET ESSENTIALS
    Publication date
    01 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Harpenden, Herts
    Author Information
    Gordon Kerr is the author of "A Short History of Africa" and "A Short History of Europe."
    Review quote
    "Factual and even-handed, Kerr presents a fair-minded introduction of basic Chinese history."--"Booklist"
    Table of contents
    ENG