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Take a journey back in time to witness the development of history's greatest civilizations! Engaging text and eye-catching images teach you about the history, culture, and daily life of each civilization and show you how each civilization continues to affect our world today!
Ancient China by Natalie M. Rosinsky; Kathleen Baxter (Contribution by); Timothy J. Griffin (Contribution by); Hanchao Lu (Consultant Editor); Robert L. McConnell (Contribution by)
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
The people of ancient China called their country the Middle Kingdom. They proudly believed their land to be the center of the civilized world. Chinese inventions, including gunpowder, paper, and movable type, have shaped the modern world.
The Ancient History of China by Sheila Hollihan-Elliot; Jianwei Wang (Editor)
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
The books in this series will help students form an accurate, comprehensive, and balanced understanding of China as it emerges to be known as a superpower. By providing information on the country's history, geography, economy, politics, and culture, readers will learn about the world's longest continuous civilization.
A short video for information on Chinese architecture.
Watch how this structure built in the Forbidden City style of architecture holds up to a simulated earthquake!
The Great Wall of China was built 2,200 years ago out of military necessity: to combat the Mongolian ancestors of Genghis Khan. Its construction was a marvel of military engineering.
Ancient China is responsible for a rich culture, still evident in modern China.
The Forbidden City is a large precinct of red walls and yellow glazed roof tiles located in the heart of China’s capital, Beijing.
The Qin Dynasty established the first empire in China. The empire existed only briefly from 221 to 206 B.C., but the Qin Dynasty had a lasting cultural impact on the dynasties that followed.