Beijing: The Biography of a City Jonathan Clements

ISBN: 9780750942515

Published: January 1st 2008

Hardcover

192 pages


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Beijing: The Biography of a City  by  Jonathan Clements

Beijing: The Biography of a City by Jonathan Clements
January 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 192 pages | ISBN: 9780750942515 | 10.29 Mb

This book presents the story of Beijing, the capital of China and the site of the 2008 Olympics, from its earliest beginnings as a campsite for primitive hominids through its fluctuating fortunes under a dozen dynasties. Despite spending almost aMoreThis book presents the story of Beijing, the capital of China and the site of the 2008 Olympics, from its earliest beginnings as a campsite for primitive hominids through its fluctuating fortunes under a dozen dynasties.

Despite spending almost a thousand years in ruins, the site has been a capital for several cultures, including Mongolian tribesmen and the glorious Ming emperors, whose tombs can still be found on its outskirts. Through Beijing, we can experience Chinese history itself, including some of its more famous residents, including Khubilai Khan, Mulan, and Marco Polo.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about the cityas well as the ultramodern areas under construction for the Olympics.



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