The Terra Cotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation

The Terra Cotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation

by John Man

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The Terra Cotta Army: China's First Emperor and the Birth of a Nation by John Man

The Terra Cotta Army is one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. Over seven thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China—and each figure was individually carved.

Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experiences in China, John Man tells the fascinating story of how and why these astonishing figures were created in the third century BC, and how they have become a symbol of China's history, culture, and society.

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ISBN-13: 9780306818400
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 810,408
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in China and Mongolia whose list of acclaimed books includes Genghis Khan. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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