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City of heavenly tranquility : Beijing in the history of China

Author: Jasper Becker
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tour de force by journalist Becker, this book explores how and why the Chinese buried their history and destroyed one of the world's most fabled cities, virtually extinguishing the culture of one  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Becker
ISBN: 9780195309973 0195309979
OCLC Number: 474595632
Notes: In Xanadu. The emperor of perpetual happiness. Madness in the Forbidden City. On the wild wall. The Ming tombs. In the garden of perfect brightness. The broken bowl tea house. The last sanctuary of the unknown and marvellous. The last manchus. In search of the golden flower. Mao and Beijing. History in stone. The strange death of Lao She. The red maid's tale. The last playboy of Beijing. The protectress of flowers. Radiant city of the future. Destroy!. The eternal present
Description: viii, 370 s. : illustrations
Contents: In Xanadu --
The emperor of perpetual happiness --
Madness in the Forbidden City --
On the wild wall --
The Ming tombs --
In the garden of perfect brightness --
The broken bowl tea house --
The last sanctuary of the unknown and marvellous --
The last manchus --
In search of the golden flower --
Mao and Beijing --
History in stone --
The strange death of Lao She --
The red maid's tale --
The last playboy of Beijing --
The protectress of flowers --
Radiant city of the future --
Destroy!. The eternal present.
Responsibility: Jasper Becker

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"Becker pens an engrossing elegy for that vanished city, and a cri de coeur against China's contempt for its own past."--Publishers Weekly"Mr. Becker, a British journalist, offers something much Read more...

 
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