Author: Time-Life Books
Chinas buried Kingdoms
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Language: English, English
China's rich past is brought to life in this stunning presentation of the archaeological record of the Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han dynasties. As with other books in this series, and with all Time-Life Books, the present volume is impressively illustrated with color photographs, maps, drawings, and charts.
Readers will be especially interested in the well-known terra cotta army of Qin Shihuangdi, China's first emperor, and the lesser-known tomb of Lady Xin of the Han Dynasty, remarkably well preserved more than two millenniums after her death. The text is informative, presenting much detail in a manner accessible to general readers (though the use of pinyin romanization should have been accompanied by the more traditional and, for many people, more recognizable, Wade-Giles system). Recommended for general collections serving young adult as well as older readers.