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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
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Edwin Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • 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
  • 08-01-2021

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
  • 03-01-2021

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
  • 30-09-2020

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
  • 30-09-2020

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
  • 30-09-2020

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
  • 29-09-2020

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
  • 29-09-2020

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
  • 29-09-2020

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
  • 24-09-2020

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
  • 24-09-2020

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.

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  • Mrs B.
  • 01-12-2020

Very informative

Really enjoyed this book. The narrator was so easy to listen to, and the information was kept engaging. Very informative but was slightly biased to western views of China. May have been improved by more time spent on the modern history of China; the cultural revolution, student protests and Xi’s current rule felt a bit rushed. But it depends on what aspects of history you’re interested in.

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  • Jody Sansom
  • 30-09-2020

GOOD GUIDE

For a body going to China for the first time, it is a great start to Chinese history and culture. It offers a view and provides a background for everything you might see in China.

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  • Karen Sandy
  • 30-09-2020

The definitive history of China

This is an aim and detailed history of China, particularly of the royal period. It had considerably less coverage of the modern communist years but did include the revolution in some detail. However, it is best for a very thorough and fact-driven history of china. This is an overall work.

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  • Louis Rogers
  • 30-09-2020

Highly recommended!

The writer's friendly, helpful examples of how the Chinese themselves viewed their history are entirely necessary just to understand the scope of their multiethnic past. Recognizing the complexity of the subject, he makes it easy and a joy to know.

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  • Gloria McQuillan
  • 29-09-2020

Good Effort

This audiobook, comparatively short, almost clear does its most useful and should reasonably be the opening point for those wishing a digestible overview of China’s long history, and it works manfully to leave the fact from the myth, no simple task!!!

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  • Karen McGinn
  • 29-09-2020

A History of China

If you don't recognize your Ming from your Jin families, this is a pretty good summary and approximately an in-depth survey of a couple of happiness of history.

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  • Scott McCallum
  • 29-09-2020

This book gives me some of the basic information

Complete detail to let you feel the feeling, but so simply written that one nevermore seems overwhelmed. I suggest it highly.

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  • Marianne Merchant
  • 27-09-2020

Easy for the average user

It is an overall look at china's history, the idea for the dynasty to come up and down. it is helpful if you require an overall look. more for somebody that entertained in china history, not enough of a story!

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  • MumbyJason
  • 27-09-2020

Great Resource

Just what I was looking for. A thorough but not arcane recounting of the history of China following the latest scholarship but understandable by the enthusiastic beginner. Rather more useful than the Fairbanks book, in my view.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-09-2020

Effective & to the point,

Helps to know what we now call China as the multidimensional, millenary culture/zone it is & how that slowly developed.

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