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The Resource Imperial China : the definitive visual history

Imperial China : the definitive visual history

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Imperial China : the definitive visual history
Title
Imperial China
Title remainder
the definitive visual history
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Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the clans and legends of prehistory to the last Qing emperor, this book brings China's imperial history to life through its pivotal events, political forces, and powerful people, in a stunning collaboration between British and Chinese publishing houses. Covering more than 5,000 years of history and featuring images of artefacts not previously seen outside of China, this definitive visual guide will captivate readers with the key events that shaped Chinese history and laid the foundations of the modern nation. Starting with prehistory and early humans, 'Imperial China' sets the scene for the arrival of China's first dynasty, and reveals how the warring states of early China gave birth to the emperor-led dynasties, and China's long imperial age. With illuminating features on important historical figures, cultural achievements, and philosophy -- such as the rise of Confucianism and the silk and tea trades -- Imperial China explores how the Chinese empire flourished and declined over the course of two millennia, from the unifying "first emperor" of the Qin and the golden ages of Tang and Song, to the final fall of the Manchu Qing dynasty. With stunning photography of art and artifacts to bring key events to life, this exquisite and comprehensive history is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about China's extraordinary heritage
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Dorling Kindersley Limited
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  • China
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Imperial China : the definitive visual history
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of dynasties -- From legend to history: before 2000 BCE -- The first dynasties: c. 2070 BCE to 221 BCE -- China united and divided: 221 BCE to 581 BCE -- The Sui and Tang dynasties: 581 to 960 BCE -- Chinese and foreign dynasties: 960 to 1368 -- Stability and wealth: 1368 to 1644 -- The last dynasty: 1644 to 1912 -- Chinese and world history -- Directory of rulers
Control code
on1134672537
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780744020472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1134672537
Label
Imperial China : the definitive visual history
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chronology of dynasties -- From legend to history: before 2000 BCE -- The first dynasties: c. 2070 BCE to 221 BCE -- China united and divided: 221 BCE to 581 BCE -- The Sui and Tang dynasties: 581 to 960 BCE -- Chinese and foreign dynasties: 960 to 1368 -- Stability and wealth: 1368 to 1644 -- The last dynasty: 1644 to 1912 -- Chinese and world history -- Directory of rulers
Control code
on1134672537
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780744020472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1134672537

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