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The Way People Live - Life in Ancient China

Amy Allison

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ISBN 10: 1560066946 / ISBN 13: 9781560066941
Published by Lucent Books, 2000
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Title: The Way People Live - Life in Ancient China

Publisher: Lucent Books

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

Whatever roles they played-toiling on the land or in iron foundries, composing official documents or courtly verse, patrolling bustling marketplaces or restive borders-people in ancient China saw themselves as performing on a cosmic stage, living and working in precarious harmony with natural forces as well as one another.

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"Information is presented clearly, with a nice selection of interesting detail to illustrate points and a generous sprinkling of footnotes. Numerous black-and-white illustrations include period engravings, documents, paintings, and photographs of artifacts. Photographs showing modern reenactments are clearly labeled. This resource is a solid addition to the existing body of literature."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001) (School Library Journal 20010901)

"The material is presented objectively and provides welcome insights."
-- School Library Journal (January 2002) (School Library Journal 20020101)

"The text is richly flavored with quotes as well. Attractive black-and-white photographs and reproductions illustrate the text. This volume provides a thrilling ride."
-- School Library Journal (August 2001) (School Library Journal 20010801)

"Black-and-white reproductions and maps provide points of reference. Sidebars offer tidbits of interesting information about events, people...This well-organized, slim volume provides many facts for reports."
-- School Library Journal (August 2001) (School Library Journal 20010801)

"The author's lively, well-researched narrative details the structure of the culture. This volume..will be a useful addition for units on ancient civilization."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)

"An exemplary series entry, this volume does a thorough and realistic job of portraying the realities and horrors...Pertinent primary-source quotations and sidebars permeate the text and are noted in citations. Captioned pictures are scattered throughout. A useful resource for history reports and projects."
-- School Library Journal (May 2001) (School Library Journal 20010501)

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