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China's walled cities

Author: Ronald G Knapp
Publisher: Hong Kong ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Images of Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"China's Walled Cities focuses on city walls - the essence and signature of the traditional Chinese city - to bring this cosmic order to light. An overview of the history and importance of Chinese walls leads into extended explorations of Chang'an and Xi'an, Beijing, Nanjing, and the recently preserved city of Pingyao. The author's discussion is complemented by illustrations drawn from his extensive collection of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald G Knapp
ISBN: 0195906055 9780195906059
OCLC Number: 43403454
Description: 110 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Chinese Wall-Building Traditions --
3. Chang'an and Xi'an: Recalled Splendour --
4. Beijing: Magnificent Imperial Capital --
5. Nanjing: Forgotten Grandeur --
6. Pingyao: Old China Preserved --
7. Destruction and Preservation of a Legacy.
Series Title: Images of Asia.
Responsibility: Ronald G. Knapp.
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"China's Walled Cities focuses on city walls - the essence and signature of the traditional Chinese city - to bring this cosmic order to light. An overview of the history and importance of Chinese walls leads into extended explorations of Chang'an and Xi'an, Beijing, Nanjing, and the recently preserved city of Pingyao. The author's discussion is complemented by illustrations drawn from his extensive collection of images, as well as historic photographs, maps, and drawings."--Jacket.

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