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

Gordon Kerr
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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 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...
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$24.95

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.

Author: Gordon Kerr
ISBN-10: 1842439685
ISBN-13: 9781842439685
Publisher: Pocket Essentials
Language: English
Published: 09/01/2013
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.35lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 0.50d

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 08/01/2013 pg. 24

About the Author
Gordon Kerr is the author of A Short History of Africa and A Short History of Europe.

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