Jonathan Fenby

The Great Wonders of China

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ISBN: 9780500297841
Autorius : Jonathan Fenby
Leidimo metai: 2024
Leidėjas: Thames and Hudson
Puslapių skaičius: 352
Leidinio kalba: Anglų
Formatas: Minkšti viršeliai
The magnificent wonders of China, ancient and modern, revealed by an international team of leading scholars.

China is the oldest continuous civilization on earth and holds a unique global place in the twenty-first century. The Great Wonders of China’s wide focus shows what makes China such a special country, with topics stretching from the natural wonders, including mountains and rivers, to the Silk Road; the technological innovations of printing and the compass; and the modern, vibrant cities of today as well as famous monuments, such as the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Great Wall.

In this new and updated paperback edition, a team of leading scholars from Asia and the West provide a compelling history of China. Beyond the quality of the individual entries, The Great Wonders of China provides a chronicle of Chinese history and culture as well as helping readers understand and appreciate this vast country.

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