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Author Becker, Jasper
Title City of heavenly tranquility : Beijing in the history of China / Jasper Becker
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  DS795.3 B43 2008    AVAILABLE    30560400569718
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS795.3 B395 2008    AVAILABLE    30530001182427
Descript viii, 370 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-333) and index
In Xanadu -- The emperor of perpetual happiness -- Madness in the Forbidden City -- On the wild wall -- The Ming tombs -- In the garden of perfect brightness -- The broken bowl tea house -- The last sanctuary of the unknown and marvellous -- The last manchus -- In search of the golden flower -- Mao and Beijing -- History in stone -- The strange death of Lao She -- The red maid's tale -- The last playboy of Beijing -- The protectress of flowers -- Radiant city of the future -- Destroy! -- The eternal present
Subject Beijing (China) -- History
China -- History
Beijing (China) -- Description and travel
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