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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

YEN Mah Adeline [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9781741754674

Allen & Unwin 2008 1st Edition

AU $15.95
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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 Olympicw 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.' About the author Adeline Yen Mah is the best-selling author of Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella, and the Secret Dragon Society.

252pp

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