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China is the second-largest country in the world, covering around 9.6 million square kilometres and over 1.35 billion people, which makes is the most populous country in the world.
China has an interesting and a very long history, which attracted the interest of a lot of explorers, writers, archeologists and tourists. Its history traces its roots back in the 1200 BC, during the ruling of the Shang dynasty. The beginnings of this empire started in the basin of the Yellow River in the North China Plain.
There are a lot of amusing things about China, but one of the most discussed and studied is the Great Wall of China. The wall was built to protect its empires and states from invaders. From 207 it is part of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
With its fascinating history and beauty is a inspiration for many poets and writers. One of them is Herbert Allen Giles, the author of this book.
This book is a collection a number of lectures, each of them presenting a different topic related to China.
The readers of this book have the pleasure to get to know China from every point and learn about the country and its culture.
In this book you will read about the:
• Chinese language
• Chinese library
• Democratic China
• China and ancient Greece
• Some Chinese manners and customs