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A Short History of China
A Short History of China

A Short History of China

From Ancient Dynasties to Economic Powerhouse

Short History

HISTORY

160 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2013

ISBN 9781842439685

Rights: US & CA

Oldcastle Books Ltd (Sep 2013)
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Overview

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 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.

Reviews

"This could be a secondary text in a class where cursory knowledge of China is useful."—Reference & Research Book News

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

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

"This could be a secondary text in a class where cursory knowledge of China is useful." -Reference & Research Book News

Author Biography

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