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Beijing : the biography of a city

Author: Jonathan Clements
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the story of Beijing from its earliest beginnings through its fluctuating fortunes under a dozen dynasties, along with examining the city's most famous sites as well as the ultramodern areas under construction for the 2008 Olympics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Clements
ISBN: 9780750942515 0750942517
OCLC Number: 173718896
Description: xvi, 176 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, color portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: The land of swallows --
North and south --
Khanbalikh --
The forbidden city --
'Peking' --
Northern peace --
Empty spaces --
8:08:08 8/08/08 --
Afterword : Capitalism in the capital.
Responsibility: Jonathan Clements.

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