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IMPERIAL CHINA : A BEGINNER'S GUIDE


IMPERIAL CHINA : A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

In 221 BCE, the Qin state conquered its neighbours and created the first unified Chinese empire in history. So began the imperial era, where dynasties claiming divine assent ruled for more than 2,000 years. Borders shifted and emperors struggled to exert control over every region of their diverse territories. Elites held that they were inheritors of a rich, pre-imperial culture, while their society produced world-changing inventions such as the compass, printing, gunpowder, and the gun. And imperial China itself was altered as it came into contact with others through trade, exploration, and war. For anyone curious about this fascinating period, Peter Lorge introduces imperial China’s major ruling dynasties, religions, arts, thinkers, inventions, military advancements, economic developments, and historians.

Author PETER LORGE
ISBN 9781786075789
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Call Number 951 : LOR 2021
Publication A ONEWORLD BOOK
Year 2021
Physical Desciption XIV, 184 PAGES : MAPS ; 20 CM
Subject CHINA -- HISTORY -- 221 B.C.-960 A.D.
CHINA
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