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Title:
Ancient China
Author:
Cotterell, Arthur.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
World's oldest empire -- Beginning of China -- Teachings of Confucius -- Art of war -- First emperor of China -- In the empire's service -- Land of invention -- Paper, printing, and books -- Three ways -- Health and medicine -- Three perfections -- Life in the fields -- Great waterways -- Within the city walls -- At home -- Food and drink -- Dressed for best -- Adornment -- Festivals and games -- Living in harmony -- Gardens of Heaven -- Arts and crafts -- Silk road -- Great ocean voyages -- End of the empire.
Reading Level:
1060 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.4 1.0 17202.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.9 5 Quiz: 18184 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780789458674

9780789458667
Format :
Book

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Summary

Illus. with full-color photos. From the earliest dynasty to the last emperor, watch 3,000 years of splendor come alive in this colorful chronicle of the civilization that's given us everything from gunpowder to dim sum.


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The history of imperial China--from the building of the Great Wall to its last emperor--is told in this informative guide. Includes information on the customs and traditions of its people. Full-color photos.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-10-Done in typical ``Eyewitness'' format, this volume touches upon such topics as Chinese history, the first emperor, inventions, health and medicine, waterways, food and drink, clothing, the Silk Road, and arts and crafts. Material from as recent as the last dynasty, which ended in 1911, is included; because all of the information is presented in double-page spreads, some cover extremely wide time frames. Reproductions of Chinese paintings and prints, while in full color, are sometimes so small as to be virtually useless. Confucianism is incorrectly called a religion; likewise the Great Wall is attributed to the first emperor rather than to Ming times. Given these limitations, the book will nonetheless be popular for browsing.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-10-Done in typical ``Eyewitness'' format, this volume touches upon such topics as Chinese history, the first emperor, inventions, health and medicine, waterways, food and drink, clothing, the Silk Road, and arts and crafts. Material from as recent as the last dynasty, which ended in 1911, is included; because all of the information is presented in double-page spreads, some cover extremely wide time frames. Reproductions of Chinese paintings and prints, while in full color, are sometimes so small as to be virtually useless. Confucianism is incorrectly called a religion; likewise the Great Wall is attributed to the first emperor rather than to Ming times. Given these limitations, the book will nonetheless be popular for browsing.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The world's oldest empirep. 6
The beginning of Chinap. 10
The teachings of Confuciusp. 12
The art of warp. 14
The first emperor of Chinap. 16
In the empire's servicep. 18
A land of inventionp. 22
Paper, printing, and booksp. 24
The Three Waysp. 26
Health and medicinep. 28
The three perfectionsp. 30
Life in the fieldsp. 34
Great waterwaysp. 38
Within the city wallsp. 40
At homep. 42
Food and drinkp. 44
Dressed for bestp. 46
Adornmentp. 48
Festivals and gamesp. 50
Living in harmonyp. 52
Gardens of Heavenp. 54
Arts and craftsp. 56
The Silk Roadp. 58
The world's oldest empirep. 6
The beginning of Chinap. 10
The teachings of Confuciusp. 12
The art of warp. 14
The first emperor of Chinap. 16
In the empire's servicep. 18
A land of inventionp. 22
Paper, printing, and booksp. 24
The Three Waysp. 26
Health and medicinep. 28
The three perfectionsp. 30
Life in the fieldsp. 34
Great waterwaysp. 38
Within the city wallsp. 40
At homep. 42
Food and drinkp. 44
Dressed for bestp. 46
Adornmentp. 48
Festivals and gamesp. 50
Living in harmonyp. 52
Gardens of Heavenp. 54
Arts and craftsp. 56
The Silk Roadp. 58