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Chinese Lives: The People Who Made a Civilization

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China is the most populous country on earth, with the longest history of any modern nation. Here, the full range of Chinese cultural and scientific achievements, as well as its military conquests, wars, rebellions, and political and philosophical movements, are told through the eyes of real people who created or were involved in them.

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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Thames & Hudson (first published March 25th 2013)
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Lisa
China is becoming ever more important in world affairs, and for Australians, the inclusion of Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia as a curriculum priority for all students of all ages, means that teachers need to get up to speed with a multiplicity of countries, their cultures and histories.

That’s where a book like Chinese Lives, the People Who Made a Civilization is so very useful. The blurb at Fishpond has this to say:

China is the most populous country on earth, with the longest history
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Mel
I found this the other weekend at the British Library. It is by two historians that I really like, Victor Mair and Frances Wood. It's been years since I learned anything by reading a popular history book on China but decided to buy this one anyway as it had lots of nice illustrations throughout. I thought this might be a good book to be able to recommend to people who are interested in learning about Chinese history. I think this would make a nice book to accompany a more general political histo ...more
Low Keng
Brilliantly summarized of some of the most influential and notable people that has made china to what it is.
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