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The Resource China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors, Frances Wood

China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors, Frances Wood

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China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors
Title
China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors
Statement of responsibility
Frances Wood
Title variation
Chinas first emperor and his terracotta warriors
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Unifier or destroyer, law-maker or tyrant? China's First Emperor (258-210 BC) has been the subject of debate for over 2,000 years. He gave us the name by which China is known in the West and, by his unification or elimination of six states, he created imperial China. He stressed the rule of law but suppressed all opposition, burning books and burying scholars alive. His military achievements are reflected in the astonishing terracotta soldiers--a veritable buried army--that surround his tomb, and his Great Wall still fascinates the world. Despite his achievements, however, the First Emperor has been vilified since his death. This book describes his life and times and reflects the historical arguments over the real founder of China and one of the most important men in Chinese history... "--web
Member of
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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266205
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Frances
Dewey number
  • 931/.04092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS747.9.Q254
LC item number
W66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qin shi huang
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors, Frances Wood
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Publication
Note
Originally published under title: The first emperor of China. London : Profile, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: elephants, steamed duck and warring states -- The heart of a tiger or wolf -- The grand scribe's records and the place of the sleeping tiger -- The cunning councillor -- Cowboys and indians or Confucianism and Legalism -- The height of legal responsibility -- This species of fortification: the Great Wall -- The burning of the books -- Making everything the same -- The supreme forest and the hall of 10,000 guests -- The drugs of immortality -- Seas of mercury, pearl stars and an army of 8,000 men -- The First Emperor and the Great Helmsman
Control code
669710
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9780312381127
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008010553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312381127
  • (OCoLC)181601413
Label
China's first emperor and his terracotta warriors, Frances Wood
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published under title: The first emperor of China. London : Profile, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: elephants, steamed duck and warring states -- The heart of a tiger or wolf -- The grand scribe's records and the place of the sleeping tiger -- The cunning councillor -- Cowboys and indians or Confucianism and Legalism -- The height of legal responsibility -- This species of fortification: the Great Wall -- The burning of the books -- Making everything the same -- The supreme forest and the hall of 10,000 guests -- The drugs of immortality -- Seas of mercury, pearl stars and an army of 8,000 men -- The First Emperor and the Great Helmsman
Control code
669710
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 209 pages
Isbn
9780312381127
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008010553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780312381127
  • (OCoLC)181601413

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