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Chinese Lives

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Dimensions: L: 16.5cm x W: 2.5cm x H: 24cm

Product Code: BX9780500251928B

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China is the most populous country on earth, with the longest history of any modern nation. In the 21st century, it is clear that Chinas future, as a political and economic world power, is set to be as significant as its past, and its achievements still depend upon its people. This book tells the story of China through 96 short biographies. We see the range of Chinese cultural and scientific achievements, as well as its military conquests, wars, rebellions and political and philosophical movements, through the eyes of real people who created or were caught up by them. Here is a colourful array of very different men and women: emperors and empresses, concubines, officials and political figures, rebels, exiles, philosophers, writers and poets, artists, musicians, scientists, military leaders and committed pacifists. Their careers, achievements, misdeeds, disasters, punishments, ideas and love stories make this an unforgettable read. The expert authors have drawn on a huge range of sources to assemble information about the widest possible range of individuals from all periods and parts of China, from an early warrior lady of the 13th century bc, Fu Hao, to the late-20th-century Communist leader Deng Xiaoping.

Book Title Chinese Lives
ISBN BX9780500251928B
By Author(s) Victor H Mair
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Pages 232
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5cm x 2.5cm x 24cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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