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The History of China
     

The History of China

by David Curtis Wright
 

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This book presents an informative introduction to China's past and present, from traditional accounts of its beginnings more than 3,000 years ago to its modern emergence as a first-world nation.

• Presents extensive eyewitness accounts written by witnesses or participants in the events discussed

• Includes a chronology, maps, and a bibliographic essay

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This book presents an informative introduction to China's past and present, from traditional accounts of its beginnings more than 3,000 years ago to its modern emergence as a first-world nation.

• Presents extensive eyewitness accounts written by witnesses or participants in the events discussed

• Includes a chronology, maps, and a bibliographic essay of print and electronic sources

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Offers a succinct narrative history of China for general readers, covering diplomatic, cultural, technological, and philosophical development of the world's oldest continuing civilization. After an overview of the country's geography, government, population, and early history, material is divided into time periods, from pre-imperial China to the 1990s. Includes a chronology, brief profiles of notable people in Chinese history, a list of Chinese dynasties, and a glossary. Wright teaches history at the University of Calgary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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…welcome addition in high schools with strong world history courses as additional help for research paper assignments. Recommended. - Blanche Woolls & David Loertscher (GaleGroup.com)

"The newest addition to the outstanding Greenwood Press The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations series. The History of China is a superbly written and accessible history that should be a core addition to personal, academic, and community library China Studies and World History instructional reference collections." - Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313377488
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/18/2011
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

David Curtis Wright, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of History and executive research fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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