Life in Ancient China

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ages 8 to 14 years. Ancient China gave the world paper, a counting machine called an abacus, Kung Fu, and many other interesting inventions. Chinese society is one of the oldest on earth. Children will delight in learning about the Emperor's Forbidden City, the feuding dynasties, and Ancient Chinese thinker Confucius. Topics include: The Yellow River, Taklamankan Desert, and Mount Everest; The construction of the Great Wall; How the ancient Chinese farmed and made food; What a Chinese "dynasty" was; Ancient Chinese games and pastimes.
  

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Contents

Land of Dragons
4
Middle Kingdom
6
Sons of Heaven
8
Soil and Silk
12
Script and Scholars
14
Kings and Peasants
18
Villages and Cities
20
Religion and Beliefs
22
Arts and Culture
24
The Great Wall
26
Amazing Inventions
28
3 Enduring China
30
Glossary and Index
32
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Paul Challen is a sportswriter who has contributed to the "National Post," "Slam" magazine, "Toronto Life" magazine, and the "Toronto Star," He is the coauthor of "Gardens of Shame" and the author of "The Book of Isiah," "Get Dutch! A Biography of Elmore Leonard," and "Inside the West Wing," He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

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