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The Great Wall: China against the world 1000 BC – AD 2000

Lovell, Julia (2006) The Great Wall: China against the world 1000 BC – AD 2000. London, UK: Atlantic Books (an imprint of Grove Atlantic Limited). ISBN 97818435 2124.

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Description from the publisher's website: Legendarily 2,200 years old and 4,300 miles long, the Great Wall seems to make an overwhelmingly confident physical statement: about China’s age-old sense of itself as an advanced civilization anxious to draw a line between itself and the ‘barbarians’ at its borders. But behind the Wall’s intimidating exterior – and the myths that have built up around it – lies a complex history of China’s view of the outside world, and itself. The Great Wall is an epic history which explores the conquests and cataclysms of the Chinese empire over the past 3000 years. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand China’s past, present and future.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: The author was a research fellow at Queen's College, Cambridge at the time of publication.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Sandra Plummer
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2008 14:45
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:16

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