Peking

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In 1404, on the ruins of Khanbalik, capital of the defeated Mongols, the Ming emperor Zhu Di founded Peking, a dazzling metropolis designed to express his transcendent power. This compact, elegant pocket book traces the city's history over the subsequent five centuries until its capture by the Communist forces of Mao Zedong. Illustrated with evocative period photographs and antique prints, it includes a fold-out map of the Forbidden City.

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Peking

Peking

Heart of the Celestial Empire 1409-1949

Hardback147pp Illustrated186x102mm

9789627283942     Product Code: 219281

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In 1404, on the ruins of Khanbalik, capital of the defeated Mongols, the Ming emperor Zhu Di founded Peking, a dazzling metropolis designed to express his transcendent power. This compact, elegant pocket book traces the city's history over the subsequent five centuries until its capture by the Communist forces of Mao Zedong. Illustrated with evocative period photographs and antique prints, it includes a fold-out map of the Forbidden City.

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