Soldiers of the Dragon
Chinese Armies 1500 BC-AD 1840Book - 2006
The turbulent history of China has seen many dynastic struggles over the centuries, ever since the semi-nomadic tribes of ancient China were unified under the first emperor, Cheng. From the Great Wall to the terracotta army at Xian, monuments to China's many wars, and the men who fought them, litter the landscape. This book tells the incredible story of China's armies form the first documented civilization over 3,000 years ago to the outbreak of the first Opium War with Britain in the middle of the 19th century. Written by an acknowledged expert on Chinese armies, this volume offers details of their colourful uniforms and fascinating weaponry with colour and black and white photographs, artwork, maps and diagrams. Contains material previously published in Men-at-Arms 218, 251, 284, 295 and 307.
Alternative Title: Chinese armies 1500 BC-AD 1840
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 355.00951
Characteristics: 248 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
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