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History of China(Journey into China)(English edition)

Author:Deng Yinke

Publication date:2012-09-01

ISBN:9787508510989

Language:English

Abstract:

China has a long and brilliant history. Its documented history is coherent for 3,000 years and its undocumented history is clearly inherited orally for 5,000 years. Archeological discoveries can date back its history to 7,000 years and trace all stages of human development to 50,000 years. China's h...
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China has a long and brilliant history. Its documented history is coherent for 3,000 years and its undocumented history is clearly inherited orally for 5,000 years. Archeological discoveries can date back its history to 7,000 years and trace all stages of human development to 50,000 years. China's history and culture, together with her rivers and mountains, possess infinite charm, which is also the soft power of China. In this book the readers can go to a journey into the Chinese history, to visit the historic sites and ruins, to meet the historic figures, to feel the glory of history itself.

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  • Cover

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  • Titlepage

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  • Contents

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  • Content abstract

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  • Prologue

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  • Zhoukoudian: the Dawn of Early Man

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  • The Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor

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  • The Yin Ruins and the Origin of Chinese Characters

    8
  • Confucius and His Homeland

    9
  • The Art of War by Sunzi: A Classic on Military Theory

    10
  • Sanxingdui, a Civilization Independent from the Central Plains

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  • The Qin Mausoleum and the Terracotta Warriors: the Rise and Fall of the Qin Empire

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  • The Graves of Huo Qubing and Wang Zhaojun

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  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms: In Search of the Traces of the Heroes of the Three Kingdoms

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  • Preface for the Orchid Pavilion Poems:Social, Economic, and Cultural Lives of Wei, Jin, and the Northern and Southern Dynasties

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  • The Yungang Grottoes and the Spread of Buddhism in China

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  • The Grand Canal and the End of the Sui Dynasty

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  • Chang'an and Tri-colored Glazed Pottery: the Flourishing Tang

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  • Along the River during Pure Brightness Day: Kaifeng, a Flourishing Northern Song City

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  • The Grave of Yue Fei and the War against Jin

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  • The Travels of Marco Polo and the Prosperity of the Yuan Dynasty

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  • The Thirteen Ming Tombs and the Governance during the Ming Dynasty

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  • Zheng He's Voyages on the Western Seas: the Glory of a Great Sea Empire

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  • The Shenyang Palace Museum, Witnessing the Transition from Ming to Qing

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  • The Forbidden City: Symbol of Ancient Chinese Civilization

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  • The Cession and Return of Hong Kong

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  • Epilogue: The Great Wall, a Symbol of China

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  • Chronology of Chinese History

    28
  • Copyright

    29
  • Backcover

    30

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