A Short History of China

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

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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 countryAnabsorbing 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 thatChina'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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 4mm | 99.79g
  • Oldcastle Books Ltd
  • Harpenden, Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 1842439685
  • 9781842439685
  • 891

About Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr is the author of "A Short History of Africa"and "A Short History of Europe.""show more

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

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