The Heart of the Dragon

By: Clayre, Alasdair

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This book takes you, the reader, into China, exploring the private lives of individual families, the work of the villages, the problems and successes of factories and mines, and the closed world of the country's courts, hospitals, asylums, and prisons - a rare look at areas that will once again be closed to public view. The volume also examines ancient religions and philosophies that the Chinese, with their unique flexibility, have interwoven with the doctrines of Marx and Mao. Also explored is China's renowned cooking, science, and art, which have been brought to the rest of mankind by travelers and traders from the time of Marco Polo. Well-researched with elegant prose and stunning illustrations - some which have never been seen outside of China - this book combines a wide range of historical and contemporary sources. Illustrated in color and black & white. One corner of the binding has light wear. The jacket is worn on all corners and spine ends. There is a small piece missing from the spine top and a few small, repaired tears. Jacket is in a protective cover. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

Title: The Heart of the Dragon

Author: Clayre, Alasdair

Illustrator: Illustrated by Lui, Patrick

Categories: Empires and Civilizations,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1985

ISBN: 039535336X

ISBN 13: 9780395353363

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 003875

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