Description - China Land of Dragons and Empe by Adeline Yen Mah
Do you know why the opening time for the Beijing Olympics was set at 8.08 pm on 8 August 2008? Or what are the secrets guarded by the silent terracotta army inside the First Chinese Emperor's tomb?
This book will introduce you to the most famous people and events in China during the last 2200 years. Meet the emperor who loved a woman too much, and the admiral whose fleet was so big it blocked out the sun. Discover the meaning of dragons, and why you should never give a Chinese man a green hat. Be amazed at China's many inventions, from silk, paper, printing and porcelain to crossbows, stirrups, matches, cast iron, steel and gunpowder.
If knowledge acquired from history is the truest education, then this book is the best present I can give you.'
Adeline Yen Mah
Adeline Yen Mah is the best-selling author of Falling Leaves, Chinese Cinderella, and Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(195mm x 130mm x mm)
Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Author Biography - Adeline Yen Mah
Adeline Yen Mah's memoir, Falling Leaves, was published in 1997 and became an international bestseller. Her other books include A Thousand Pieces of Gold, Watching the Tree and two children's books, Chinese Cinderella and Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society.