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China : secrets of the dragon

Author: Samantha Austin
Publisher: London : Kandour, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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In this fascinating portrait of the face of modern China, we are given a sense of the diversity of peoples, languages, religions, landscapes, weather, flora and fauna--as well as a glimpse of some of the great engineering feats, cultural traditions, and natural wonders for which the Dragon is famous: the Great Wall that marked the boundaries of the Chinese empire; the hordes of terra cotta warriors, unearthed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha Austin
ISBN: 0760792313 9780760792315 9781905741762 1905741766
OCLC Number: 213817581
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Responsibility: Samantha Austin.

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In this fascinating portrait of the face of modern China, we are given a sense of the diversity of peoples, languages, religions, landscapes, weather, flora and fauna--as well as a glimpse of some of the great engineering feats, cultural traditions, and natural wonders for which the Dragon is famous: the Great Wall that marked the boundaries of the Chinese empire; the hordes of terra cotta warriors, unearthed in Xian; the Forbidden City in Beijing; the regional varieties of Chinese cuisine; the martial arts and the healing arts; and the beauty of calligraphy, considered the highest form of visual art.

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