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The Water Kingdom, A Secret History of China

CHN865
Philip Ball
University of Chicago Press
2017
320
022636920X
HARD COVER
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Science writer Philip Ball brings an unseen part of China's history and culture to the surface: the Chinese people's relationship with water. He reflects on China's founding myths, the use of water by the Han emperors and Mao before moving into the present day. China's water, Ball argues, is a metaphor for its philosophical thought. His original portrait even dives into China's economic growing pains that have demanded some of the most massive engineering projects in the world.

ISBN: 9780226369204
$30.00

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