China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

by Adeline Yen Mah


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A fascinating book about the history and culture of China.

The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons and emperors, and learn about the significance of its ancient dynasties. Countless tools and materials that people have used every day for centuries—paper, gunpowder, cast iron, matches, and silk, to name just a few—were first made in China. Chinese society has progressed through major changes, but lucky numbers, festivals, beliefs about colors, the practic of footbinding, the building of the Great Wall, and the larger-than-life people of China are all integral parts of this ancient civilization and still have an impact on life today.

Bestselling author Adeline Yen Mah explores an extraordinary view of the great story of China over the last two millennia in this nonfiction work, which also includes black-and-white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385737494
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 443,360
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.58(d)
Lexile: 1060L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah divides her time between Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. You can visit her at

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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
chowiemok More than 1 year ago
I've always been a fan of Mah's writing. This a a well written short and concise version of Chinese history and culture. Great for those that would love to learn about the beauty and wonders, and greatness of the Chinese culture---it talks about myth, historical findings, inventions and discoveries, and most of all---what makes the Chinese people and country. Easy to read and very complete.
msimkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an easy to read narrative or the entire history of China. It contains interesting stories relating to the various dynasties. A very human approach to a complex and interesting culture.
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I only read the sample and this book is amazing! I am definitly going to make the purchase. I learned so much about China and l cannot wait to read more!
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Looooovvveeedddd it!
Mrs-5T More than 1 year ago
It is brief but full of information and I liked the way she wrote it, it was not boring but interesting. Nice approach!
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