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City of heavenly tranquility Beijing in the history of China by Jasper Becker

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Beijing (China) -- History,
  • China -- History,
  • Beijing (China) -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-333) and index.

StatementJasper Becker.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS795.3 .B43 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 370 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18687091M
ISBN 100195309979
ISBN 109780195309973
LC Control Number2008004249

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