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Last Days of Old Beijing - 08 edition

Last Days of Old Beijing (ISBN10: 0802717500; ISBN13: 9780802717504)
ISBN13: 978-0802717504
ISBN10: 0802717500

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0802716521
ISBN10: 0802716520

Summary: A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, relentlessly modernizes.Soon we will be able to say about old Beijing that what emperors, warlords, Japanese invaders, and Communist planners couldn't eradicate, the market economy has. Weaving historical vignettes of Beijing and China over a thousand years Michael Meyer captures the city's deep past as he illuminates its present, and especially the dest
ruction of its ancient neighborhoods and the eradication of a way of life that has epitomized China's capital. With an insider's insight,The Last Days of Old Beijingis an invaluable witness to history, bringing into shining focus the ebb and flow of life in old Beijing at this pivotal moment.
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Summary: A fascinating, intimate portrait of Beijing through the lens of its oldest neighborhood, facing destruction as the city, and China, relentlessly modernizes.Soon we will be able to say about old Beijing that what emperors, warlords, Japanese invaders, and Communist planners couldn't eradicate, the market economy has. Weaving historical vignettes of Beijing and China over a thousand years Michael Meyer captures the city's deep past as he illuminates its present, and especially the destruction of its ancient neighborhoods and the eradication of a way of life that has epitomized China's capital. With an insider's insight,The Last Days of Old Beijingis an invaluable witness to history, bringing into shining focus the ebb and flow of life in old Beijing at this pivotal moment. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Walker & Company
Year Published: 2008
International: No



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