Great State: China and the World [Original retail ed.] 1781258287, 978-1781258286

China is one of the oldest states in the world. It achieved its approximate current borders with the Ascendancy of the Y

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Great State: China and the World [Original retail ed.]
 1781258287, 978-1781258286

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  • “From the epicenter of Delft, Brook takes his readers on a journey that encompasses Chinese porcelain and beaver pelts, global temperatures and firearms, shipwrecked sailors and their companions, silver mines and Manila galleons. It is a book full of surprising pleasures.” (Jonathan Spence, author of The Death of Woman Wang, on Vermeer’s Hat)
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