A Traveller's History of China

A Traveller's History of China

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Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of China from the prehistoric civilizations of 4,000 years ago through the Tang and Song dynasties to its present status as one of the world's fastest-developing countries.

Blackwell North Amer
A Traveller's History of China provides a concise and fascinating journey from the country's earliest beginning right up to the creation of the economic powerhouse that is modern day China.
Stephen Haw carries the reader back in time to the prehistoric civilizations of 4,000 years ago, to the centuries of China's silk trade with the less developed countries of Europe. Some of the most significant inventions of the pre-modern world, including paper, gunpowder, and the magnetic compass, originated in China and were then transmitted to the West. The author describes the glories of the Tang and Song dynasties, which saw the creation of the great Chinese cities to the period of its decline and the efforts of Europe to conquer and subdue this giant land. It covers the tumult and triumphs of the Chinese revolution and the dramatic changes in political policies since the late 1970s, which have now made it one of the world's fastest developing countries.
A comprehensive and illuminating look at the rich history of this dynamic country and an easy-to-use reference source.

Publisher: New York : Interlink Books, 2003, c1995
Edition: 4th ed., fully rev. & updated
ISBN: 9781566564861
Characteristics: x, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Judd, Denis
Hoste, John - Illustrator
Alternative Title: China


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