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By Renzhi Hou

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ISBN-13: 9783642553202

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This booklet is set the town of Peiping in China, sometimes called Beijing and Peking, and a urban of significant old importance. Divided into 3 elements, this paintings explores Peiping first as a frontier urban at a time whilst the nice Wall used to be demonstrated, from the Chou dynasty (ca.1122—220 B.C.) until eventually the T’ang Dynasties as much as the Khitan profession (A.D. 590—937). the second one half explores Peiping because it turns into a countrywide centre, during the Liao Dynasty and the Chin Dynasty, till 1234, and the 3rd half explores the way it grew to become the capital of the chinese language empire, till 1911. This paintings is a ancient geography and the creation information topographical positive factors and geographical kinfolk of the town, describing the best way the mountains upward thrust from the obvious developing concave hands to surround Peiping, resulting in the identify, the ‘Bay of Peiping’. We examine that the mountains often succeed in over 3000ft and feature virtually no foot-hills, while the bay itself is full of sediments of gravel, sand, loam and loess that have been deposited in horizontal strata, to a good intensity. a variety of illustrations and figures are integrated, and readers will see how the town sits among rivers, the Hun (浑河 or Muddy River) and the Pai (白河 or White River). those chapters show how every one river has made its contribution to the cloth improvement of the town and its environs, together with via irrigation and because the Hun River shifted its direction. due to the geography of the quarter, just about all roads major from the northern lands of Mongolia and Manchuria to the nice simple of North China within the south are sure to converge at Peiping. The historic results of this, in addition to neighborhood weather stipulations and different features of geography are explored during this booklet, which lines the old upward thrust to eminence of Peiping.

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