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The Great Wonders of China

Jonathan Fenby


The magnificent wonders of China, ancient and modern, revealed by an international team of leading scholars from Asia and the West

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China is the oldest continuous civilization on earth and holds a unique global place in the 21st century, this book’s uniquely wide focus shows what makes it such a special country, with topics stretching from the natural wonders including mountains and rivers to the Silk Road, the technological innovations of printing and the compass and the modern vibrant cities of today as well as famous monuments such as the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Great Wall.

In this new and updated edition, a team of leading scholars from Asia and the West provide an unmatched account of this vast country. Beyond the quality of the individual entries, The Seventy Wonders of China provides an unmatched account of Chinese history and culture as well as an essential contribution to understanding and appreciating this ancient land.

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'A beautifully produced compendium of wonders from the terracotta warriors to the history of tea'
The Times

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Illustrations: 22

Publication date: 29 February 2024

ISBN: 9780500297841

Contents List

1. Natural Wonders
2. People & Life
3. Cities & Towns
4. Monuments & Buildings
5. The Arts
6. Inventions and Achievements
7. Greater China

About the Author

Jonathan Fenby is a well-known writer and speaker on China, both historical and contemporary, and edited the South China Morning Post for five years. He has written a biography of Chiang Kai-shek, a history of China from 1850 to 1949 and an account of Hong Kong after its return to China in 1997, as well as many press articles, and he broadcasts in Britain, the United States, Europe and the Far East.