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

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842439692
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Series: Short History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 775,179
File size: 291 KB

About the Author

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

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