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China Land of Dragons and Empe Adeline Yen Mah

China Land of Dragons and Emperors By Adeline Yen Mah

China Land of Dragons and Empe by Adeline Yen Mah


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Summary

This book will introduce you to the most famous people and events in China during the last 2200 years

China Land of Dragons and Empe Summary

China Land of Dragons and Empe by Adeline Yen Mah

Do you know why the opening time for the Beijing Olympics 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.'Adeline Yen MahAdeline Yen Mah is the best-selling author of Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella, and Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society.

About Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah's memoir, Falling Leaves, was published in 1997 and became an international bestseller. Her other books include A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Watching the Tree and two children's books, Chinese Cinderella and Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Enter the dragonsymbol of imperial power, as lucky as the number nineFirst Emperor of All China a terracotta army, book bonfires, a travelling corpse and the start of the Great WallFounding Dynasty: the Hanearly trade along the Silk Road, a cruel Empress, a heavenly horse, the invention of paperAge of DisunionThe Cave of a Thousand BuddhasGolden Dynasty: the TangBuilding the Grand Canal, three quarrelling princes, China's only woman Emperor, a love-struck rulerDivided Dynasty: the Songa soldier enthroned, defeat in the north, the six evil men, flying money and foot-bindingMongol Dynasty: the Yuanwild horsemen from the north, the marble palace of Kublai Khan, a giant catapultEunuchs' Dynasty: the Minga treasure fleet that blocked the sun, bankruptcy and famine, China c

Additional information

GOR004363038
9781741754674
1741754674
China Land of Dragons and Empe by Adeline Yen Mah
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Allen & Unwin
2008-04-01
252
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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