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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 Revisited

Author: William Lindesay
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674031494
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Presents seventy-two then-and-now comparisons from the author-photographer's three-year journey across Northern China to search for the settings where the Great Wall could be examined in the past and present, and brings together eyewitness accounts of cha

The Great Wall

Author: Julia Lovell
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9781555848323
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A “gripping, colorful” history of China’s Great Wall that explores the conquests and cataclysms of the empire from 1000 BC to the present day (Publishers Weekly). Over two thousand years old, the Great Wall of China is a symbolic and physical dividing line between the civilized Chinese and the “barbarians” at their borders. Historian Julia Lovell looks behind the intimidating fortification and its mythology to uncover a complex history far more fragmented and less illustrious that its crowds of visitors imagine today. Lovell’s story winds through the lives of the millions of individuals who built and attacked it, and recounts how succeeding dynasties built sections of the wall as defenses against the invading Huns, Mongols, and Turks, and how the Ming dynasty, in its quest to create an empire, joined the regional ramparts to make what the Chinese call the “10,000 Li” or the “long wall.” An epic that reveals the true history of a nation, The Great Wall is “a supremely inviting entrée to the country” and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand China’s past, present, and future (Booklist).

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.

Beim Bau Der Chinesischen Mauer

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3746755581
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"Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer" ist ein von Franz Kafka im März 1917 handschriftlich notierter Text, der nach seinem Tod aus den hinterlassenen Schriften extrahiert und als Erzählung herausgegeben wurde. Er schildert die Hinwendung des kollektiven Volkes an den Bau der Großen Mauer und deren Mystifizierung. Außerdem werden eine fast allwissende Führerschaft und ein sehr fernes Kaisertum skizziert. Eingebettet in den Text ist eine Passage, die Kafka als eigenständige Geschichte namens "Eine kaiserliche Botschaft" im September 1917 in der Zeitschrift Selbstwehr und 1920 im Rahmen des Erzählungsbandes "Ein Landarzt" bereits selbst veröffentlicht hatte. Unter dem Titel "Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer" hat Kafkas Freund Max Brod 1931 den ersten Band von Kafkas Prosa aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben

Amazing Pictures And Facts About The Great Wall Of China

Author: Mina Kelly
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535153621
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Kid's U Presents...the Great Wall of China- Amazing Pictures and Facts about the Great Wall of China. Have your children ever wondered how old the Great Wall of China is? Where is the Great Wall located? How long did it take to build the Great Wall? In this book you will explore the wonders of the Great Wall of China, finding the answers to these questions and so many more. Complete with incredible pictures to keep even the youngest of children captivated, you will all embark on a little journey into the great unknown. In school our children aren't taught in a way that makes them curious and want to learn. I want to change that! This book will show your children just how interesting the world is and help ignite a passion for learning. Your children will learn how to: Become curious about the world around them. Find motivation to learn. Use their free time to discover more about the world-and have fun while doing so! And much more!

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.

Meng Jiangn Brings Down The Great Wall

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Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295800127
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Meng Jiangn� Brings Down the Great Wall brings together ten versions of a popular Chinese legend that has intrigued readers and listeners for hundreds of years. Elements of the story date back to the early centuries B.C.E. and are an intrinsic part of Chinese literary history. Major themes and subtle nuances of the legend are illuminated here by Wilt L. Idema's new translations and pairings. In this classic story, a young woman named Meng Jiang makes a long, solitary journey to deliver winter clothes to her husband, a drafted laborer on the grandiose Great Wall construction project of the notorious First Emperor of the Qin dynasty (BCE 221-208). But her travels end in tragedy when, upon arrival, she learns that her husband has died under the harsh working conditions and been entombed in the wall. Her tears of grief cause the wall to collapse and expose his bones, which she collects for proper burial. In some versions, she tricks the lecherous emperor, who wants to marry her, into providing a stately funeral for her husband and then takes her own life. The versions presented here are ballads and chantefables (alternating chanted verse and recited prose), five from urban printed texts from the late Imperial and early Republican periods, and five from oral performances and partially reconstructed texts collected in rural areas in recent decades. They represent a wide range of genres, regional styles, dates, and content. From one version to another, different elements of the story--the circumstances of Meng Jiangnu's marriage, her relationship with her parents-in-law, the journey to the wall, her grief, her defiance of the emperor--are elaborated upon, downplayed, or left out altogether depending on the particular moral lessons that tale authors wished to impart. Idema brings together his considerable translation skills and broad knowledge of Chinese literature to present an assortment of tales and insightful commentary that will be a gold mine of information for scholars in a number of disciplines. Haiyan Lee's essay discusses the appeal of the Meng Jiangn� story to twentieth-century literary reformers, and the interpretations they imposed on the material they collected.