China Samantha Austin

ISBN: 9780760792315

Published: December 6th 2007

Hardcover

160 pages


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China  by  Samantha Austin

China by Samantha Austin
December 6th 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 160 pages | ISBN: 9780760792315 | 8.16 Mb

“Descendents of the Dragon,” the Chinese often call themselves. Like its mythic ancestor, the mighty dragon, China is a land that invites superlatives. The oldest living civilization. The fourth largest country. The most populous nation in the world…More“Descendents of the Dragon,” the Chinese often call themselves. Like its mythic ancestor, the mighty dragon, China is a land that invites superlatives.

The oldest living civilization. The fourth largest country. The most populous nation in the world…In this fascinating portrait of the face of modern China, we are given a sense of the diversity of peoples, languages, religions, landscapes, weather, flora and fauna—as well as a glimpse of some of the great engineering feats, cultural traditions, and natural wonders for which the Dragon is famous:The Great Wall that marked the boundaries of the Chinese empireThe hordes of terra cotta warriors, unearthed in XianThe Forbidden City in BeijingThe regional varieties of Chinese cuisineThe martial arts and the healing artsThe beauty of calligraphy, considered the highest form of visual art



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