The Resource The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000, Julia Lovell

The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000, Julia Lovell

Label
The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000
Title
The Great Wall
Title remainder
China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000
Statement of responsibility
Julia Lovell
Title variation
China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is a history of the epic story of the Great Wall of China that guides the reader through the conquests and cataclysms of the Chinese empire, from the second millennium B.C. to present day. Over 2,200 years old and 4,300 miles long, the Great Wall of China has made an overwhelmingly confident physical statement about the country it spans: China's age-old sense of being an advanced civilization anxious to draw a clear line between itself and the barbarians at its borders. But behind the Wall's intimidating exterior, and the myths that have clustered around it, is a complex history that has both defined and undermined China. It is this history that the author explores here, an epic tale that stretches over two millennia as it follows the rise and fall of the great Chinese ruling dynasties. Full of astonishing details and extraordinary characters from emperors to engineers, statesmen to soldiers, this book helps those who want to understand China's past, present, and future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lovell, Julia
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS793.G67
LC item number
L584 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Great Wall of China (China)
Label
The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000, Julia Lovell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Atlantic Books, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who made the Great Wall of China? -- Why walls? -- The long wall -- Han Walls: Plus ça change -- Shifting frontiers and decadent barbarians -- China reunited -- Without walls: the Chinese frontiers expand -- The return of the barbarians -- A case of open and shut: the early Ming frontier -- The wall goes up -- The great fall of China -- How barbarians made the Great Wall -- Translating the Great Wall into Chinese -- The Great Wall, the great mall and the great firewall -- Principal characters -- Chronology of dynasties -- Significant dates in Chinese history and Wall-building
Control code
ocm61821883
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, 412 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802118141
Lccn
2005045640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61821883
Label
The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000, Julia Lovell
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Atlantic Books, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who made the Great Wall of China? -- Why walls? -- The long wall -- Han Walls: Plus ça change -- Shifting frontiers and decadent barbarians -- China reunited -- Without walls: the Chinese frontiers expand -- The return of the barbarians -- A case of open and shut: the early Ming frontier -- The wall goes up -- The great fall of China -- How barbarians made the Great Wall -- Translating the Great Wall into Chinese -- The Great Wall, the great mall and the great firewall -- Principal characters -- Chronology of dynasties -- Significant dates in Chinese history and Wall-building
Control code
ocm61821883
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvii, 412 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802118141
Lccn
2005045640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)61821883

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