Cover image for The Gate of Heavenly Peace : the Chinese and their revolution, 1895-1980
Title:
The Gate of Heavenly Peace : the Chinese and their revolution, 1895-1980
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking Press, 1981.
Physical Description:
xxii, 465 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
General Note:
Map on lining papers.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670292479
Format :
Book

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A jaguar watches silently from a rain forest tree as prey draws near below. When the jaguar leaps, it's too late for the prey to escape. The jaguar has its lunch. Learn more about these stealthy cats, including where they live, what they hunt, and how they live from day to day.


Author Notes

Jonathan D. Spence was born in Surrey, England on August 11, 1936. He received a B.A. in history from Clare College, Cambridge University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. He was Sterling Professor of History at Yale University from 1993 to 2008. As a historian specializing in Chinese history, he wrote several books including The Search for Modern China, The Death of Woman Wang, and The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci. The Gate of Heavenly Peace won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award of the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters.

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