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Mountain of fame : portraits in Chinese history

Author: John E Wills
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2012, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Revised edition]View all editions and formats
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Through biographies of China's most colorful and famous personalities, John Wills displays the five-thousand-year sweep of Chinese history from the legendary sage emperors to the tragedy of Tiananmen Square. This unique introduction to Chinese history and culture uses more than twenty exemplary lives--biographies of China's most colorful and famous personalities--including those of statesmen, philosophers, poets,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wills, John E. (John Elliot), 1936-
Mountain of fame.
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012932379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Wills
ISBN: 9781400845040 1400845041 9780691026749 0691026742 9781400821341 1400821347 0691155879 9780691155876
OCLC Number: 802051602
Notes: Originally published: 1994. Second printing, and first paperback printing, with corrections, 1996. Paperback reissue, with a new afterword by the author, 2012 --Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 410 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: A Summary Time Line; 1. Yu; 2. Confucius (Kongzi); 3. The First Emperor of Qin (Qin Shihuang); 4. Sima Qian; 5. Wang Mang; 6. Ban Zhao; 7. Zhuge Liang; 8. Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch; 9. Empress Wu; 10. Su Dongpo; 11. Yue Fei; 12. Qiu Chuji, the Daoist; 13. Wang Yangming; 14. Zheng Chenggong (Coxinga); 15. The Qianlong Emperor; 16. Hong Xiuquan, the Heavenly King; 17. Liang Qichao; 18. The Kuomintang Legacy; 19. Mao Zedong; 20. Names in the News; Afterword to the 2012 Edition.
Responsibility: John E. Wills, Jr. ; with a new afterword by the author.

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