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By Renzhi Hou

ISBN-10: 3642553206

ISBN-13: 9783642553202

ISBN-10: 3662515377

ISBN-13: 9783662515372

This booklet is ready the town of Peiping in China, often referred to as Beijing and Peking, and a urban of significant old importance. Divided into 3 components, this paintings explores Peiping first as a frontier urban at a time while the nice Wall was once confirmed, from the Chou dynasty (ca.1122—220 B.C.) till the T’ang Dynasties as much as the Khitan career (A.D. 590—937). the second one half explores Peiping because it turns into a countrywide centre, in the course of the Liao Dynasty and the Chin Dynasty, till 1234, and the 3rd half explores the way it turned the capital of the chinese language empire, till 1911. This paintings is a historic geography and the creation information topographical good points and geographical family of the town, describing the best way the mountains upward push from the obvious growing concave palms to surround Peiping, resulting in the identify, the ‘Bay of Peiping’. We examine that the mountains usually succeed in over 3000ft and feature virtually no foot-hills, when the bay itself is stuffed with sediments of gravel, sand, loam and loess which were deposited in horizontal strata, to an excellent intensity. quite a few illustrations and figures are incorporated, and readers will see how town sits among rivers, the Hun (浑河 or Muddy River) and the Pai (白河 or White River). those chapters display how each 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 path. because of the geography of the sector, just about all roads top from the northern lands of Mongolia and Manchuria to the nice simple of North China within the south are certain to converge at Peiping. The historic effects of this, in addition to neighborhood weather stipulations and different elements of geography are explored during this booklet, which strains the historic upward push to eminence of Peiping.

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