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  • History of China

  • A Captivating Guide to Chinese History, Including Events Such as the First Emperor of China, the Mongol Conquests of Genghis Khan, the Opium Wars, and the Cultural Revolution
  • Written by: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Edwin Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Asia

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If you want to discover the captivating history of China, then pay attention...

The history of China is complex - perhaps, more complex than that of other nations. The ethnic groups that compose China go back to prehistoric times, and each group lent its own color to the enormous nation. It is not like a diluted mixture of all its cultures; rather, it is a collage.

Yet, there are immutable elements still present today. Rice originated in China, and so did stir-frying. Anyone who has enjoyed a snack or two from a delightful swimming pool imitates the same practice in the water towns of China from times past.

Brocade and printed silk fabrics were first created in China. Iridescent porcelain is a product of the Ming dynasty. The Chinese were among the first to develop blast furnaces. They were the first to invent fireworks and gunpowder. And the list goes on and on.

As you listen to this book, you will note that history tends to repeat itself in the rise and fall of the many dynasties of China. However, you will also notice that there are clear distinctions between one era and the next. 

In History of China: A Captivating Guide to Chinese History, Including Events Such as the First Emperor of China, the Mongol Conquests of Genghis Khan, the Opium Wars, and the Cultural Revolution, you will discover topics such as:

  • The Land of the Yellow Emperor
  • Imperial China Emerges
  • The Supremacy of the Han, 202 BCE - 220 CE
  • The Golden Age: The Tang Dynasty, 618 - 907
  • The Song Dynasty, 960 - 1279
  • Kublai Khan: The Yuan Dynasty, 1271 - 1368
  • The Great Ming Dynasty, 1368 - 1644
  • The Rise of the Qing, 1636 - 1912
  • Revolutionary Madness
  • The Republic of China to the People’s Republic of China
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about the history of China, scroll up and click the "buy now" button!

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  • Charles Butler
  • 2021-01-08

Horrible!

Every important name, event, or place is terribly mispronounced! So much so that they are not recognizable to what the actual names are. Makes this knowledge non-transferable.

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  • Daniel Rosenbluth
  • 2021-01-03

good overview of the Chinese history

The initial part is a little slow. once on gets in the middle ages, it picks up. last 200 years history is an eye opener

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  • JeanieLewis
  • 2020-09-30

It is Awesome!!

I'm so happy that this audiobook has definitely been made possible. It's fresh and new but because of the intense secretness of the official archives, the whole doom prospects being deleted from modern memory.

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  • HollieYu
  • 2020-09-30

great

I imagine you would not recognize China except you see it from a different view which is what Captivating History offered me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-30

Great guide

A Short History Of China, that the end tolls in China, completely its documented 4000 years of history are ........" often wavering, showing not only a contempt for human life" and with that also gives a "vast and endless supply of workers". In the end, this audiobook takes hatred and unlimited supply into focus.

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  • AugustineDuarte
  • 2020-09-29

Such a rich and vast history.

I am very interested in Chinese history. This audiobook provides me some of the basic information I wanted.

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  • CorinaBerger
  • 2020-09-29

So five stars

This audiobook is a gift for my friend who has the enthusiasm to understand Chinese history and society. When he receives this audiobook and start to listen to it, he told me that he loves it.

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  • HelenDea
  • 2020-09-29

Well worth the time

Got away with a better judgment of the sweep of Chinese history. Many distressing parallels with modern America and our negative political infighting.

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  • RodgerWilliams
  • 2020-09-24

High level overview of Chinese history.

If you are wanting for a complete look at any particular period of Chinese history this audiobook will not satisfy, but for a good overall knowledge of the development of Chinese history and the different ethnic organizations that were part of making China what it is today, this is an outstanding reference.

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  • CarlOsborn
  • 2020-09-24

This audiobook nice well

It included a lot of ground without being rough or uncertain. If I were going to know only one audiobook on the history of China, this would be it.