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The Great Wall of China Stories and Reflections by Franz Kafka

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Published by Schocken .
Written in English

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  • Literature: Texts,
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  • Nonfiction - General,
  • Nonfiction,
  • Literature: Classics

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7933457M
ISBN 100805204199
ISBN 109780805204193

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May 20,  · - Ibn Batuta, Moroccan explorer, c. The Great Wall of China is perhaps the wonder of the world that has most captured the human imagination, and as the quotes about it indicate, the wall has acquired special significance even outside of China/5(12). Apr 30,  · This book gives an historic account of why the Great wall of China was built. It gives fun fact and many pictures that show the hard work it took to build and just how big it is. We learn that China built the wall to keep the invading Mongols out of China/5. The Great Wall of China by Leonard Everett Fisher falls into a rather odd category. Parents should be aware of the content of this particular work before they make the purchase. I personally liked the work and used this work to lead a discussion with a group of children age 12 and Cited by: 3. Some one has written this witty description of the Great Wall: " The most important building in China is the Chinese Wall, built to keep the Tartars out. It was built at such enormous expense that 4/5(2).

Jul 01,  · Waldron's thesis is that the Great Wall of China that one can see in places today was constructed in the 16th century and has no physical connection to earlier walls in Chinese history which if you grew up, as I did, with children's books about Marco Polo or Genghis Khan with the obligatory illustration showing the Great Wall of China (the picture in the book about Genghis Khan showed the /5. About the Book "The Great Wall of China" ("Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer") is a short story written by Franz Kafka in It was not published until , seven years after his death. Max Brod selected stories and published them in the collection Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer. -wikipedia For more eBooks visit chevreschevalaosta.com The author uses the Great Wall to weave together an accessible intro to the history of China; in the process, shattering some popular myths about this architectural wonder. The image of the Wall as it appears to foreigners today -- primarily the well-restored section in Badaling, gives a deceptive picture of what the Wall was like then and elsewhere/5. Excerpt. Twenty-two centuries after the building of the Great Wall of China, the Chinese are still fond of telling stories about its construction. This is one of the most widely told: "The Emperor Ch'in had a dream of two hares, one of which caught the sun in its arms. The other, jealous, struggled to get possession of the orb of day.

chevreschevalaosta.com The Stone Dragon. Find your way to travel to The Great Wall of China. History Construction Travel Link to us Contact us. The Great Wall of China is the collective name of a series of fortification systems generally built across the historical northern borders of China to protect and consolidate territories of Chinese states and empires against various nomadic groups of the steppe and their polities. Several walls were being built from as early as the 7th century BC by ancient Chinese states; selective stretches were later joined Coordinates: 40°41′N °14′E / . May 07,  · The Great Wall: From Beginning to End [Michael Yamashita, William Lindesay] on chevreschevalaosta.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It is arguably the greatest feat of civil engineering in history, and indisputably earth’s largest single cultural relic: begun during the Qin Dynasty (around BC) and completed nearly /5(20). Mar 01,  · This book is among the most systematic and comprehensive works on the Great Wall. It conveys to the reader content in language that is clear and straightforward. It traces the history of the Great Wall's origin, including the initial Period of construction for multiple defensive walls, the era of overall transformation, the Period of the partial expansion and the Period of overall maintenance.