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|Named Person:||Qin shi huang, Emperor of China; Qin shi huang, Emperor of China|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Notes:||Originally published under title: The first emperor of China. London : Profile, 2007.|
|Description:||ix, 209 p. : ill. , map ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: elephants, steamed duck and warring states --
The heart of a tiger or wolf --
The grand scribe's records and the place of the sleeping tiger --
The cunning councillor --
Cowboys and indians or Confucianism and Legalism --
The height of legal responsibility --
This species of fortification: the Great Wall --
The burning of the books --
Making everything the same --
The supreme forest and the hall of 10,000 guests --
The drugs of immortality --
Seas of mercury, pearl stars and an army of 8,000 men --
The First Emperor and the Great Helmsman.
|Other Titles:||First emperor of China|
Examines the life and achievements of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, who ordered the construction of the Great Wall and the buried terra-cotta army that guards his tomb, assessing whether he was a visionary or tyrant as some have charged.
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