Famous People of China

by Yan Liao

Over the centuries, Chinese civilization has produced many important inventions and innovations, including paper, printing, porcelain, the magnetic compass, and gunpowder. Similarly, China has produced a host of exceptional and accomplished individuals in all fields of human endeavor. Famous People of China profiles a handful of remarkable figures from China's long history. Among the intriguing people included in this volume are Confucius, China's most influential philosopher; the emperor Qin Shihuang, who unified China and built the Great Wall; the beloved poet Su Dongpo; and Zheng He, whose epic seagoing expeditions predated the famous Spanish and Portuguese voyages of exploration by more than half a century.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-2158-7
$24.95

eBook

ISBN 978-1-4222-9447-5
$31.95
2013
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches
120 pages

Part of the Series: China: The Emerging Superpower



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