Beijing: The Biography of a City


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This book presents the story of Beijing, the capital of China and the site of the 2008 Olympics, from its earliest beginnings as a campsite for primitive hominids through its fluctuating fortunes under a dozen dynasties. Despite spending almost a thousand years in ruins, the site has been a capital for several cultures, including Mongolian tribesmen and the glorious Ming emperors, whose tombs can still be found on its outskirts. Through Beijing, we can experience Chinese history itself, including some of its more famous ...

Beijing: The Biography of a City 2008, Sutton Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780750942515