Stunning real-life photographs and lifelike models offer a view of life in imperial China, from its earliest beginnings in the Bronze Age to its final days in the early years of the 20th century. See the stunning bronzework of the ancient Chinese, an early irrigation machine, a set of antique acupuncture needles, and the beautiful implements used for Chinese calligraphy. Learn why Emperor Qin Shihuangdi created the terracotta army, what kinds of goods were carried along the Silk Road, who invented paper, how a Chinese house was constructed, why tombs were filled with pottery figures, and what a civil servant’s job entailed. Discover why emperors were known as Sons of Heaven, what kinds of weapons were used in early battles, why families worshiped their ancestors, how fishermen used bivas to catch fish, and much more.
This title is part of the series: EYEWITNESS BOOKS
8½" x 11"
4 and up