Famous People of China

Famous People of China

by Yan Liao


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Over the centuries, Chinese civilization has produced many important inventions and innovations, including paper, printing, porcelain, the magnetic compass, and gunpowder. Similarly, China has produced a host of exceptional and accomplished individuals in all fields of human endeavor.

Famous People of China profiles a handful of remarkable figures from China's long history. Among the intriguing people included in this volume are Confucius, China's most influential philosopher; the emperor Qin Shihuang, who unified China and built the Great Wall, the beloved poet Su Dongpo; and Zheng He, whose epic seagoing expeditions predated the famous Spanish and Portuguese voyages of exploration by more than half a century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422221587
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Series: China: The Emerging Superpower Series
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.96(w) x 9.58(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Overview 13

2 The Great Sage 19

3 The First Emperor of China 33

4 China's Only Female Emperor 45

5 A Beloved Poet 55

6 Admiral of the "Treasure Fleets" 67

7 China's Greatest Pharmacologist 79

8 Founder of the People's Republic of China 91

Chronology 106

Glossary 111

Further Reading 112

Internet Resources 113

Index 114

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