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Tales of old Peking : words and images taking you inside the walls of China's tumultuous capital

Author: Derek Sandhaus
Publisher: Hong Kong : Earnshaw Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"China's capital has always been viewed as one of the world's most mysterious cities. It was a Forbidden City for hundreds of years for Westerners, but its role as the capital of the world s greatest empire has made it the focus of enormous curiosity since the days of Marco Polo in the 13th century. This book, the second in the 'Tales' series, recreates a sense of old peking through a pastiche of historical snippets  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Sandhaus
ISBN: 9789881815422 9881815428
OCLC Number: 825097595
Description: 178 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Words and images taking you inside the walls of China's tumultuous capital
Responsibility: Derek Sandhaus.

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China's capital has always been viewed as one of the world's most mysterious cities. It was forbidden for hundred of years to Westerner, but its role as the centre of the world's greatest empire has  Read more...

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"The best stories and the juiciest information on Beijing's history. Vastly entertaining." --Paul French, author, "Midnight in Peking" "This is the perfect companion to any Beijing guidebook. The Read more...

 
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