DK Eyewitness Books: China: Discover the World's Most Populous Country—and How it is Changing with the Times

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Penguin, Jun 25, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages

From the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong to the sprawling Himalayan mountains and mighty Yangtze River, China is home to an astonishing 1.3 billion people. Be an eyewitness to a country that is at once traditional and modern, and learn about its history, people, and way of life in DK Eyewitness Books: China.

Eyewitness China investigates China's present-day culture and highlights everything from life in arural village to changing fashions and technological innovations. With hundredsof real-life photographs, discover the secrets of traditional Chinese medicine, find out how China is surging ahead in international sports, trace each dynastywith the help of a comprehensive timeline, and much, much more!

Discover the world's most populous country - and how it's changing with the times.

 

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Contents

6 The day begins
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8 Diverse land
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10 A long history
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14 Speaking Chinese
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16 Citizenship
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18 Changing fashions
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20 Hutongs and highrises
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22 Welcome home
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42 Religion and spirituality
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44 Festivals
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46 Education
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48 Media
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50 Science and innovation
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52 Medicine and healing
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54 World of art
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56 Music theater and dance
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24 Megacities
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26 On the move
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28 Made in China
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30 Going to market
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32 Life in the village
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34 Farming
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36 The natural world
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38 Food and drink
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40 Family life
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58 Cinema
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60 Sporting life
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62 The end of the day
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64 Mapping China
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66 Timeline
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68 Famous Chinese
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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