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China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors or; The first emperor of China

Wood, Frances, 1948-2007
Books, Manuscripts
Unifier or destroyer, lawmaker or tyrant? China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi has been vilified since his death. This book describes his life and times and reflects the historical arguments over the real founder of China and an important man in Chinese
Imprint:
New York St. Martins Press 2007
Collation:
209 p. illustrations map
Contents:
Introduction: elephants, steamed duck and warring states -- The heart of a tiger or wolf -- The grand scribes 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.
ISBN:
9780312381127 (hbk)
Dewey class:
951.014 CHI
Local class:
951.014
Language:
English
BRN:
94483
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