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China
Author: Adeline Yen Mah

ISBN: 9781741754674
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1 April 2008
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 1.6
Description:
A fascinating and personal insight into China's history, from the terracotta soldiers to Chairman Mao, from the Silk Road to the invention of gunpowder, written by an author famous around the world.

Do you know why the opening time for the Beijing Olympics was set at 8.08 pm on 8 August 2008? Or what are the secrets guarded by the silent terracotta army inside the First Chinese Emperor's tomb?

This book will introduce you to the most famous people and events in China during the last 2200 years. Meet the emperor who loved a woman too much, and the admiral whose fleet was so big it blocked out the sun. Discover the meaning of dragons, and why you should never give a Chinese man a green hat. Be amazed at China's many inventions, from silk, paper, printing and porcelain to crossbows, stirrups, matches, cast iron, steel and gunpowder.

About The Author

Adeline Yen Mah's memoir, Falling Leaves, was published in 1997 and became an international bestseller. Her other books include A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Watching the Tree and two chil...

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