A Short History of China

A Short History of China provides an absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, telling the stories of the tyrants, despots, femmes fatales, artists, warriors and philosophers who have shaped this fascinating and ...

A Short History of China

A Short History of China

The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous country. A Short History of China provides an absorbing introduction to more than 4,000 years of Chinese history, telling 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 her 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 moulded 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, making Napoleon Bonaparte's words about her ring true: “Let China sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world.”

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A Short History of China
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Gordon Kerr
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-25 - Publisher: Oldcastle Books

The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction
The Shortest History of China
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Linda Jaivin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-04 - Publisher: Black Incorporated

A pacy history of China that can be read in an afternoon, but will transform your perspective for a lifetime. From kung-fu to tofu, tea to trade routes, sages to silk, China has influenced cuisine, commerce, military strategy, aesthetics and philosophy across the world for thousands of years. Chinese history
China to 1850
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Charles O. Hucker
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1978 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

By the author of the highly acclaimed China's Imperial Past and written in the same lively style, this is a distillation of what every general reader and beginning student should know about the history of traditional Chinese civilization. It weaves together chronologically all aspects of Chinese life and culture, broadly
A Short History of China and Southeast Asia
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Martin Stuart-Fox
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin

New in the Short History of Asiaseries, edited by Milton Osborne, this is a readable, well-informed and comprehensive short history of China's relationships with its Southeast Asian neighbours from ancient times to the present day.
A Short History of China
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Hilda Hookham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher:

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