China : the world's oldest living civilization revealed

Other titles
  • World's oldest living civilization revealed
  • London : Thames & Hudson 2008
Physical description
368 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 31 cm.
  • 9780500251423
  • 0500251428
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-355) and index.
Other names
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • English


  • China boasts a recorded history that dates back more than 3,500 years, and the Chinese have endowed the rest of the world with an enduring legacy. "China" examines the turbulent history of this immense nation, including the inventiveness of the Bronze Age society, the Barbarian invasions, the conquest by Genghis Khan, the rise and fall of the dynasties, and the Opium Wars. It takes in the architecture of the emperors; the magnificent buildings of the Forbidden City; the imperial tombs, and the mysterious entombed warriors. It also surveys Chinese culture and social history, including the rise of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism, and the cult of ancestor worship.

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Cardiff Metropolitan University: Llandaff Library ; Main Shelves 951 MAK
SOAS Library, University of London: Main Library FF.L /729346
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library STACK SERVICE [FOLIO] OIA Chi