Modern China, 1st Edition

  • Poppy Sebag-Montefiore
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  • ISBN-10: 0756642094
  • ISBN-13: 9780756642099
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 11th Grade
  • 72 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Day Begins.
2: Diverse Land.
3: A Long History.
4: Speaking Chinese.
5: Citizenship.
6: Changing Fashions.
7: Hutongs and High-Rises.
8: Welcome Home.
9: Megacities.
10: On the Move.
11: Made in China.
12: Going to Market.
13: Life in the Village.
14: Farming.
15: The Natural World.
16: Food and Drink.
17: Family Life.
18: Religion and Spirituality.
19: Festivals.
20: Education.
21: Media.
22: Science and Innovation.
23: Medicine and Healing.
24: World of Art.
25: Music, Theater, and Dance.
26: Cinema.
27: Sporting Life.
28: The End of the Day.
29: Mapping China.
30: Timeline.
31: Famous Chinese.