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China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors

Author: Frances Wood
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Examines the life and achievements of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, who ordered the construction of the Great Wall and the buried terra-cotta army that guards his tomb, assessing whether he was a visionary or tyrant as some have charged.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Wood
ISBN: 9780312381127 0312381123 9781250029751 1250029759
OCLC Number: 181601413
Notes: Originally published under title: The first emperor of China. London : Profile, 2007.
Description: ix, 209 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: elephants, steamed duck and warring states --
The heart of a tiger or wolf --
The grand scribe's records and the place of the sleeping tiger --
The cunning councillor --
Cowboys and indians or Confucianism and Legalism --
The height of legal responsibility --
This species of fortification: the Great Wall --
The burning of the books --
Making everything the same --
The supreme forest and the hall of 10,000 guests --
The drugs of immortality --
Seas of mercury, pearl stars and an army of 8,000 men --
The First Emperor and the Great Helmsman.
Other Titles: First emperor of China
Responsibility: Frances Wood.
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Examines the life and achievements of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, who ordered the construction of the Great Wall and the buried terra-cotta army that guards his tomb, assessing whether he was a visionary or tyrant as some have charged.

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