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10 books about China
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Imperial China by DK
Category: Ancient Civilizations
This book was published last year by DK and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
Explore the long and rich history of China's great dynasties. 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 new collaboration between British and Chinese publishing houses. Covering more than 5,000 years and featuring images of artifacts not previously published outside of China, this definitive visual guide will captivate readers with the key events that shaped Chinese history and laid the foundations of modern China. Starting with China's prehistory and early humans, Imperial China sets the scene for the "coming of age" of China's first dynasty under feudal rule, and reveals how the warring states of Bronze-Age China gave birth to the emperor-led dynasties--and China's 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 fell over the course of two millennia as emperor replaced emperor and dynasty replaced dynasty--from the unifying "first emperor" Qin Shi Huang and the golden ages of Tang and Song, to the foreign intrusions of the Mongols and the West and the final Manchu Qing Dynasty. With stunning photography of art and artifacts that bring key events to life, this exquisite and comprehensive history is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about China's enchanting and extraordinary heritage.
The Hundred-Year Marathon: China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower by Michael Pillsbury
Category: United States
This book was published 5 years ago by St. Martin's Griffin and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
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All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and Games for Kids (All About...countries) by Allison Branscombe
This book was published 3 years ago by Tuttle Publishing and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
**Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award** **Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal** **Winner of Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2015 Silver Medal** Take the whole family on a whirlwind tour of Chinese culture and history with this award-winning, delightfully illustrated book complete with stories, activities, and games. This Chinese children's book is perfect for educators and parents wishing to teach kids about this fascinating Asian country. Travel from the stone age through the dynasties to the present day with songs and crafts for kids that will educate them about Chinese language and the Chinese way of life. With All About China kids will: Discover fantastic Chinese tales about the creation of the earth and the origin of the Moon Goddess Delve into China's multifaceted cultural heritage, visit breathtaking sites, and learn Chinese folk songs Take a crack at solving a tangram shape puzzle Learn about the twelve Chinese zodiac animals Try their hand at making a traditional brush painting of a panda, bamboo, and other motifs A timeless Chinese book for kids and parents to treasure together, All About China offers not only the essential facts about this unique country but also conveys the innovative spirit that makes it one-of-a-kind.
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang
This book was published 9 years ago by Basic Books and takes approximately 12.0 hours to read.
Relates an account of the 1937 massacre of 250,000 Chinese civilians in Nanking by the invading Japanese military, a carnage for which the Japanese government has never admitted responsibility.
Welcome to China (DK Readers) by Caryn Jenner
Category: Beginner Readers
This book was published 13 years ago by DK Publishing and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.
Introduces China, including its history, Chinese life in both rural and urban areas, and cultural aspects of the nation.
China Smart: What You Don’t Know, What You Need to Know― A Past & Present Guide to History, Culture, Society, Language by Larry Herzberg
This book was published 2 years ago by Stone Bridge Press and takes approximately 8.3 hours to read.
Essential essays on all things Chinese that inform and entertain travelers, students, and anyone working or living in China
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
This book was published 18 years ago by Simon & Schuster and takes approximately 17.9 hours to read.
A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present.
Chaos Under Heaven: Trump, Xi, and the Battle for the Twenty-First Century by Josh Rogin
This book was published this year by HMH Adult Audio and takes approximately 0.0 hours to read.
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