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Where Is The Great Wall

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069819893X
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More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power.

The Great Wall

Author: Michael S. Yamashita
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402731600
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A lavishly illustrated, pictorial odyssey that spans more than four thousand miles traverses the Great Wall of China, from beginning to end, and describes the history of the monument and its construction, as well as the landscapes, scenic wonders, and regions it covers.

Great Wall Of China

Author: Thammy Evans
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621586
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A guidebook to sections of the Great Wall of China, northern China, and Beijing includes historical and cultural details, practical travel advice, and recommendations for accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.

The Great Wall Of China

Author: Arthur Waldron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131626453X
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This is the first full scholarly study of the Great Wall of China to appear in any language, and it challenges many deeply held ideas about Chinese history. Drawing both on primary sources and on the latest archaeology, the book first demonstrates that the standard account of the Great Wall is untrue and misleading and then presents a convincing new account. It begins by tracing the various walls and systems of frontier defences that existed in early Chinese history, and shows how the greatest of these achieved a mythical symbolic stature which long survived the Wall itself. A striking concluding chapter traces how the true history of the Wall was lost in the early twentieth century as it was gradually transformed into a Chinese national symbol explained through historical myth. The book is an important contribution to the history of China's defensive policy, and her ideological attitudes, and will be of interest both to students of Chinese history and of international relations in the pre-modern world.

Beyond The Great Wall

Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579653014
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Collects recipes from in and around China including Hani chile-garlic paste, ham sesame coils, Lhasa beef and potato stew, and tomato bell pepper salad.

The Great Wall Of China

Author: Lesley A. DuTemple
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822503774
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A history of the building of the various pieces of the Great Wall of China, with details of how the walls were built through the ages.

The Great Wall Of China

Author: Leonard Everett Fisher
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689801785
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A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

From Wall Street To The Great Wall

Author: Burton Gordon Malkiel
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393064780
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A guide for everyday investors offers authoritative counsel on how to profit from China's rapidly growing economy, in a reference that covers both Chinese industries as well as multi-national interests from the United States and other countries in a variety of markets. 25,000 first printing.

China S Great Wall Of Debt

Author: Dinny McMahon
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328846024
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A stunning inside look at how and why the foundations upon which China has built the world’s second largest economy, have started to crumble. Over the course of a decade spent reporting on the ground in China as a financial journalist, Dinny McMahon gradually came to the conclusion that the widely held belief in China’s inevitable economic ascent is dangerously wrong. In this unprecedented deep dive, McMahon shows how, lurking behind the illusion of prosperity, China’s economic growth has been built on a staggering mountain of debt. While stories of newly built but empty cities, white elephant state projects, and a byzantine shadow banking system, have all become a regular fixture in the press in recent years, McMahon goes beyond the headlines to explain how such waste has been allowed to flourish, and why one of the most powerful governments in the world has been at a loss to stop it. Through the stories of ordinary Chinese citizens, McMahon tries to make sense of the unique—and often bizarre—mechanics of the Chinese economy, whether it be the state’s addiction to appropriating land from poor farmers; or why a Chinese entrepreneur decided it was cheaper to move his yarn factory to South Carolina; or why ambitious Chinese mayors build ghost cities; or why the Chinese bureaucracy was able to stare down Beijing’s attempts to break up the state’s pointless monopoly over the distribution of table salt. Debt, entrenched vested interests, a frenzy of speculation, and an aging population are all pushing China toward an economic reckoning. China’s Great Wall of Debt unravels an incredibly complex and opaque economy, one whose fortunes—for better or worse—will shape the globe like never before.

The Great Wall The Official Movie Novelization

Author: Mark Morris
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1785652990
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When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within The Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of our world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront this unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.