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 ...Read MoreDo 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. 'This accessible work will be an invaluable resource for students and young history buffs' Publishers WeeklyRead Less
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Adeline is a person I would very much like to meet. Her personal strength, respect and knowledge of her culture is wonderful. It is strange that the meeting of east and west has been neglected for so long.
I speak from the experience of having been married to a eurasian wife from Hong Kong who's family had nothing but disdain for the Chinese with their ancient culture and deep understanding of human behaviour.
Adeline was swindled out of her childhood and inheritance by a wicked step mother and equally wicked siblings. This is world wide and history wide phenomenen.
The pity is, she never got proper legal advise, as the principles of Equity over Common Law must be alive in Hong Kong, as what happened must have been illegal. I wish her well.
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