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

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

by Gordon Kerr

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842439685
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Short History Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 290,979
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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

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