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Peoples Republic Of China
Author: Nigel CAWTHORNE

ISBN: 9781861472342
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 17 March 2008
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 29.5 x 1.4
The People's Republic of China takes you through the history, modern day and future events of China.

China has a recorded history that stretches back over 4000 years, it has produced many of the inventions that have shaped the modern world including paper and gunpowder.

When a dozen figures from the Terracotta army- the largest contingent ever allowed outside China- went on show in the British Museum in 2007, the West was introduced to China's first emperor Shih Huangi-ti, whose burial chamber near Xi-an these clay figures guarded.

Since he unified the country in 221 BC, there have been some ten dynasties each leaving a glorious architectural, artistic and literary legacy.

China has the world's most extensive cuisine, most diverse wildlife, more breathtaking scenery and more spectacular feats of engineering. Running 4,500 miles, the Great Wall of China is the largest building project ever carried out. The Grand Canal runs for ever a thousand miles and is the world's longest man-made waterway.

Now China boasts the world's longest bridges, the highest railway and some of the world's tallest buildings. W...

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