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Ancient China Simplified
by Edward Harper Parker - Chapman & Hall , 1908
This is an easy to read yet highly informative history of ancient China. It is a classic in the field and covers all aspects of ancient Chinese life and culture. From the dynasties of the kings to the occupations and entertainments of the people.
Two Years in the Forbidden City
by Princess Der Ling - Moffat, Yard and company , 1911
Der Ling served as a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Dowager Ci-Xi in the early years of the 20th Century. Her insider view gives a captivating and intimate portrait of the Dragon Lady, who brought the country to the brink of destruction.
Drugging a Nation: The Story of China and the Opium Curse
by Samuel Merwin - Success Magazine , 1908
A personal investigation, during an extended tour, of the conditions of the opium trade in China and its effects upon the nation. Though frankly journalistic in tone, the book presents something more than the hasty conclusions of a journalist.
Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China
by Richard E. Strassberg - University of California Press , 1994
This anthology is the only comprehensive collection in English of Chinese travel writing from the first century A.D. through the nineteenth. The anthology is abundantly illustrated with paintings, portraits, maps, and drawings.
Chinese History in Economic Perspective
by Thomas G. Rawski, Lillian M. Li - University of California Press , 1992
The essays assembled here represent a turning point in the study of Chinese economic history. These studies break new ground, bringing Western economic theory to the study of China's economy since the seventeenth century.
The Civilization of China
by Herbert A. Giles - Historical Text Archive , 1990
A brief outline of Chinese civilization from the earliest times down to the 20th century. The book was written for readers who know little or nothing of China, in the hope that it may succeed in alluring them to a wider and more methodical survey.