Imperial China

Six Centuries of All-Powerful Dynasties


by Matthew Williams


This is the story of three powerful dynasties – Yuan, Ming and Qing – that ruled China from 1271 to 1911. They comprised all-powerful families who had claimed the 'Mandate of Heaven' as their God-given right to rule.


The quality of their leadership varies enormously, from accomplished military commanders to child-Emperors manipulated by the adults around them. Whoever was in control, the people of China were never given any say.


In this book we see how a succession of Emperors moulded China's character until the final collapse of the Imperial system in 1911.


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275 x 210 mm, 32 pages, softcover



ISBN 978 086427 145 7

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$19.95 (incl. GST)



ISBN 978 086427 295 9

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$24.95 (incl. GST)


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