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Chinese Emperors from the Xia Dynasty to the Fall of the Qing Dynasty by  Yan Ma - 1ère Édition - 2009 - from Librairie La Foret des livres (SKU: R3663)

Chinese Emperors from the Xia Dynasty to the Fall of the Qing Dynasty

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Chinese Emperors from the Xia Dynasty to the Fall of the Qing Dynasty

by Ma, Yan

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1435104080
ISBN 13
9781435104082
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U.S.A.: Fall River Press, 2009 « Chinese Emperors is a beautifully illustrated volume that presents concise biographies of more than a hundred important emperors and other leaders, describing their influence on the troubled evolution of what today has become one of the greatest nations in the world. Highly readable, and full of fascinating anecdotes, the book takes the reader through thousands of years of evolution during which what we now know as China developed from a country that alternated between periods of calm and prosperity and conflict and oppression. The pen-portraits reveal how many of the emperors (and the empresses, the warlords, the dukes, and princes) took an active part in establishing the many facets of Chinese culture, while others gorged themselves in opulent self-gratification. On the one hand they speak of bloody internal rebellions punctuated with major international wars and border skirmishes. On the other, they describe how, against a backdrop of devastating natural disasters such as floods, plagues, and famine, many of the leaders concerned themselves with the well-being of their essentially peasant subjects. The book covers the period from about the 21st Century BC to 1912, when China became a republic, and the entries are arranged roughly chronologically within the major dynasties. The illustrations include many dramatic paintings, contemporary portraits, and photographs of exquisite artifacts. In all, a most attractive and interesting work of reference.»

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Librairie La Foret des livres CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
R3663
Title
Chinese Emperors from the Xia Dynasty to the Fall of the Qing Dynasty
Author
Ma, Yan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
new New
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New
Quantity available
1
Edition
1ère Édition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1435104080
ISBN 13
9781435104082
Publisher
Fall River Press
Place of Publication
U.S.A.
Date Published
2009
Keywords
HISTORY, CHINA, BIOGRAPHIES, EMPERORS, FORBIDDEEN CITY, BEIJING
Bookseller catalogs
ENGLISH BOOKS; BIOGRAPHIES; CHINE;

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